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Lomu taken to hospital

Jonah Lomu has been admitted to Auckland Hospital but is reported to be in a stable condition.

The 63-Test former New Zealand wing, who was the special guest at the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, underwent a kidney transplant in 2004.

All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen said on Sunday: "I heard that (he was in hospital) this morning, which is really sad news. Our thoughts are with the big fella and hopefully he makes a speedy recovery."

Lomu's wife Nadene told the Herald on Sunday: "All I can say is my husband is stable and until we know exactly what's wrong, we are not prepared to comment".

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