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Jonah Lomu linked with Titans
Former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu is reportedly being courted by the Gold Coast Titans.
Lomu will meet with the Titans management tomorrow to discuss a possible code switch according to local Gold Coast media. If Lomu, 31, passes a medical assessment and accepts a Titans contract he will be the second high-profile rugby signing for the new NRL franchise following Wallaby Mat Rogers's decision to join the club from 2008.
Lomu, with 73 All Black caps and two World Cup appearances, was sidelined after the 1999 World Cup when a debilitating kidney disease threatened to end his career. A 2004 transplant allowed Lomu to return to the football field and despite a comeback with North Harbour in the provincial competition, and a year in Wales, Lomu has been unable to attract Super 14 interest ending his dream of a return for the All Blacks.
He now has his sights set on becoming a dual international and joining the Titans in the NRL would kick-start those ambitions.