List of international rugby union tries by Jonah Lomu

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Jonah Lomu.

Jonah Lomu is a former international rugby union winger who played for New Zealand.[1] In an international career that lasted from 1994 to 2002, Lomu made 63 appearances for New Zealand and scored 37 tries. He is the fifth highest try scorer for New Zealand and the sixteenth highest on the all time list.[2][3] Lomu holds the record for the most tries scored in the Rugby World Cup, with 15 in 11 matches at the 1995 and 1999 tournaments.[4]

Lomu made his debut for New Zealand in June 1994 against France. He scored his first international try in his third appearance, scoring twice against Ireland in New Zealand's opening game of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. This was followed with a try against Scotland in the quarter-finals and 4 tries against England in the semi-finals—the most Lomu would score in a single match. However, Lomu was unable to score a try in the final as South Africa beat New Zealand to win the trophy. Lomu failed to score a try against South Africa during his career, despite making 13 appearances against them. The only other "Tier 1" nation Lomu failed to score against was Wales. Lomu finished 1995 with 12 tries.[5]

After 2 tries in 1996—including a score in the inaugural Tri Nations Series, Lomu was unable to score during 1997, during three appearances. In 1999 Lomu was selected for New Zealand to play in the World Cup. Lomu scored in each of New Zealand's group stage matches against Tonga, England and Italy. He followed this with a try against Scotland in the quarter-finals and 2 tries in the semi-finals as New Zealand lost to France. At the time Lomu's tally of 8 tries in the tournament was a World Cup record, although it has since been equalled by Bryan Habana.[6]

Lomu scored 4 tries in 2000, including a hat-trick against Scotland at Carisbrook and a try against Australia in the Tri Nations. This was followed by 5 tries in 2001, once again including a try against Australia in the Tri Nations. Lomu's final tries for New Zealand came in November 2002, when he scored twice against England at Twickenham. Lomu made his final international appearance two weeks later against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.[7]

Key[edit]

  • Won denotes that the match was won by New Zealand.
  • Lost denotes that the match was lost by New Zealand.

International tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1  Ireland Johannesburg Ellis Park Rugby World Cup 27 May 1995 Won
2  Ireland Johannesburg Ellis Park Rugby World Cup 27 May 1995 Won
3  Scotland Pretoria Loftus Versfeld Rugby World Cup 11 June 1995 Won
4  England Cape Town Newlands Rugby World Cup 18 June 1995 Won
5  England Cape Town Newlands Rugby World Cup 18 June 1995 Won
6  England Cape Town Newlands Rugby World Cup 18 June 1995 Won
7  England Cape Town Newlands Rugby World Cup 18 June 1995 Won
8  Australia Auckland Eden Park Bledisloe Cup 22 July 1995 Won
9  Australia Sydney Sydney Football Stadium Bledisloe Cup 29 July 1995 Won
10  Italy Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara Test Match 28 October 1995 Won
11  Italy Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara Test Match 28 October 1995 Won
12  France Paris Parc des Princes Test Match 18 November 1995 Won
13  Scotland Dunedin Carisbrook Test Match 15 June 1996 Won
14  Australia Wellington Athletic Park Tri Nations 6 July 1996 Won
15  England Dunedin Carisbrook Test Match 20 June 1998 Won
16  Australia Christchurch Lancaster Park Tri Nations 1 August 1998 Lost
17  Samoa North Shore City North Harbour Stadium Test Match 18 June 1999 Won
18  Tonga Bristol Ashton Gate Rugby World Cup 3 October 1999 Won
19  Tonga Bristol Ashton Gate Rugby World Cup 3 October 1999 Won
20  England London Twickenham Rugby World Cup 9 October 1999 Won
21  Italy Huddersfield Galpharm Stadium Rugby World Cup 14 October 1999 Won
22  Italy Huddersfield Galpharm Stadium Rugby World Cup 14 October 1999 Won
23  Scotland Edinburgh Murrayfield Rugby World Cup 24 October 1999 Won
24  France London Twickenham Rugby World Cup 31 October 1999 Lost
25  France London Twickenham Rugby World Cup 31 October 1999 Lost
26  Scotland Dunedin Carisbrook Test Match 24 June 2000 Won
27  Scotland Dunedin Carisbrook Test Match 24 June 2000 Won
28  Scotland Dunedin Carisbrook Test Match 24 June 2000 Won
29  Australia Sydney Stadium Australia Tri Nations 15 July 2000 Won
30  France Wellington WestpacTrust Stadium Dave Gallaher Trophy 30 June 2001 Won
31  Australia Dunedin Carisbrook Tri Nations 11 August 2001 Lost
32  Ireland Dublin Lansdowne Road Test Match 17 November 2001 Won
33  Scotland Edinburgh Murrayfield Test Match 24 November 2001 Won
34  Argentina Buenos Aires El Monumental Test Match 1 December 2001 Won
35  Italy Hamilton Waikato Stadium Test Match 8 June 2002 Won
36  England London Twickenham Test Match 9 November 2002 Lost
37  England London Twickenham Test Match 9 November 2002 Lost

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