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Jonah Lomu has told the Gold Coast Titans he's fit and healthy enough to play a National Rugby League game tomorrow. And the Titans say they'd have no hesitation in throwing the former All Blacks star into the fray, despite questions over his health since he had a kidney transplant in 2004.
Gold Coast management have offered the 31-year-old Lomu a one-year incentive-based deal but the giant winger hasn't been given a deadline to make a decision. Lomu didn't even have to undergo a scheduled medical for the Titans, who are satisfied with his fitness.
He's considering switching codes after failing to secure a New Zealand Super 14 rugby contract for next season.
Meanwhile, Manly-bound centre Jamie Lyon has arrived in Sydney hopeful of claiming an Australian cap during the Tri-Nations rugby league tournament.
Lyon flew in from England after helping St Helens to victory in the Super League grand final last week. He will join the rest of the Kangaroos squad in Sydney next week and is hoping to be called into the team for Australia's third game of the tournament against Great Britain at Aussie Stadium on November 4.
Lyon says he has no regrets about his controversial decision to leave the NRL in 2004. He left Parramatta citing a dislike for city life.