John Lomax (rugby league)
|Full name||John Junior Lomax|
|Born||2 February 1966|
|1990–92||New Zealand Māori|
During the 1992 season he lined up alongside three of his brothers; Tony, David and Arnold, for Wellington against Bay of Plenty. All four brothers also played for the Lions that year in their 25-18 national club grand final win over the Northcote Tigers. In 1993 he was invited to be part of an Auckland Invitational XIII side that drew 16-all with the Balmain Tigers.
In 1993 Lomax moved Australia, joining the Canberra Raiders. He won the club's player of the year award in 1994. Lomax played in sixty five games for the club before he moved to the North Queensland Cowboys, where he was named player of the year in 1998. Near the end of his career Lomax also spent a season with the Melbourne Storm.
Lomax is well known for being the player who ended the career of Parramatta Eels player Adam Ritson in 1996, knocking the 20-year-old out in a head high tackle from which Ritson would never fully recover, suffering a brain cist during the tackle.
In 2012 he was named in the Wellington Rugby League's Team of the Century.
- Team of the Century - Week 6 Wellington Rugby League
- Lomax, John Junior 1993 - 95, 1997 - 98 - Kiwi #639 nzleague.co.nz
- Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
- Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.298.
- Honours at cowboys.com.au
- NRL's amazing injury comebacks and tragic retirements leading up to Jharal Yow Yeh's return, Fox Sports Australia, 4 February 2014
- John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 261. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. ISBN 1-86969-331-0.