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Sport Jonah Lomu's controversial headstone ceremony goes ahead

07:31  11 june  2018
07:31  11 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Angry friends have warned "the boys will dig it up" if it' s not suitable.

Jonah Lomu wearing a suit and tie© Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited

Jonah Lomu's headstone unveiling ceremony has gone ahead on Monday despite controversy and threats of vandalism.

Mr Lomu's third wife Nadene is in charge of his grave, which has gone without a headstone since his death in 2015.

A small crowd gathered at the Manukau Memorial Gardens to pay their respects to the late All Black great.

"We wanted something fitting and although we could never get anything big enough for him it was the best we could do to reflect the man he was... and the wonderful daddy he will always be," Ms Lomu told the crowd.

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The headstone has caused uproar recently, after Mr Lomu's family said they were blindsided by the announcement of the unveiling.

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The wife and family of late rugby star Jonah Lomu are involved in a dispute over his grave as his headstone is set to be unveiled - almost three years after his death. The headstone will be revealed at a ceremony organised by the New Zealand All Blacks legend' s wife Nadene

They only found out about the headstone's unveiling on Thursday, NZME reports, and his mother will miss the ceremony after flying to Fiji, unaware of the plans.

"We're a bit suspicious about the timing of the unveiling," his brother John told NZME. "We just found out like everybody else on Thursday."

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"It better not have Nadene's parents on it because it would be a big insult to the Lomus," his personal trainer Henry Vaeoso told NZME. "I know the boys will dig it up."

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