ALL BLACKS great Jonah Lomu is chasing close to $NZ 900,000 in backpay and damages from a French rugby club he played for.
Lomu turned out for Stade Phoceen when it was known as Marseille-Vitrolles in 2009 at the end of his career.
The club has since gone into administration.
Lomu's lawyer, Assia Bennezzar, says the 63-test veteran filed a complaint with the labour relations board regarding the $NZ 890,000 he is owed in October last year and it has gone before the board in Marseille overnight (NZT).
Lomu – who was diagnosed in 1995 with nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disease – last month revealed his donated kidney had failed and he needed a new one.« Back to Articles
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.