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Jonah Lomu in financial difficulty at time of death



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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Legendary All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu died almost penniless, according to the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association which has established a trust to provide for his two young sons.

Association chief executive Rob Nichol said once Lomu's complex finances had been disentangled "there's not going to be any great windfall. There's no great savings there. There's certainly nothing that's going to sustain any ongoing financial benefit for the family."

Nichol said "what we've seen is a statement of where it's at and it's not there, assets and liabilities-wise. Our assessment is the family aren't going to be able to rely on any financial proceeds or ongoing benefits."

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