Tag: Jonah Lomu

Best of 2020: Scratched meets Joeli Vidiri, the greatest All Black that never was

All this week we're looking back on some of the best videos published on The Spinoff in 2020. Today, when Scratched caught up with Joeli Vidiri.

Joeli Vidiri was as good as you remember

In the Counties-Manukau and Auckland Blues teams of the late 1990s, 'Big Joe' was one half of a double act the likes of which we may never see again.

Scratched: Joeli Vidiri, the greatest All Black that never was

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due.

Review: Jonah is a troubled story of a tragic legend

Jamie Wall reviews Jonah, the two-part Three telefeature that follows the life of our most famous All Black, and finds it an effective but mixed retelling of the legend.

Kiwis of Snapchat: Sensing Murder’s Kelvin Cruickshank has a yarn to Jonah Lomu (WATCH)

We obtain exclusive footage of Sensing Murder psychic Kelvin Cruickshank trying to contact Jonah Lomu, again.

Jonah: A Legend So Big it Took a Stadium to Farewell Him

Jonah Lomu was farewelled today. Don Rowe reports from Eden Park.

Television: The Spinoff’s TV Week – Celebrating Heroic New Zealanders (Even Those on The Block)

Bringing together the best, worst and weirdest TV moments of the week, including tributes to Jonah Lomu, inside Parris Goebel's empire and VNZMA madness.

Sports: James McOnie Remembers Jonah Lomu

James McOnie remembers Jonah Lomu as an athlete whose imposing physical gifts were allied to a playful, vulnerable, huge-hearted man. Watching Jonah Lomu in full flight was a thing of terrifying …

Sports: There Will Never Be Another Jonah

One of the true legends of Rugby died today in Auckland. Scotty Stevenson reflects on the passing of the one and only Jonah Lomu.  The most unstoppable man in the history …