The global rugby superstar Jonah Lomu finally got a headstone on his grave.

The All Black legend’s headstone was officially unveiled on Monday in Auckland.

It features the quote: “Families can be together forever.”

According to NewtalkZB  the event has caused a fresh family stoush.

The rugby legend’s family, including his mother, said they have not been involved in the planning by Lomu’s widow Nadine, it said.

“His mum will not be at the unveiling tomorrow, as she is in Fiji and only found out about the ceremony two days ago.”

Nadene the wife of Lomu told One News everyone had been invited including all of Jonah’s family.

She said the short notice about the ceremony was due to uncertainty over the headstone being completed.

Lomu’s brother John and an aunt who has travelled from Australia were among members of the Lomu family attending.

Guests include former All Blacks Eric Rush and Josh Kronfeld and Lomu’s former manager Phil Kingsley-Jones.

A musical tribute featured Chicago’s You’re the Inspiration.

A prayer was said before John Lomu gave a brief speech.

He paused, seemingly gathering himself, before saying: “It’s time to be together as a family.

“Thank you everyone for being here.”

Lomu was born on 12 May 1975 and died on November 18 2015. He played 63 Tests for the All Blacks.


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