Jonah Lomu joins in on the excitement of #RWC2015

The New Zealand winger burst onto the scene and went on to become one of the most devastating players.

FILE: Former New Zealand All Blacks player Jonah Lomu. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - With the Rugby World Cup set to kick off this evening, fan favourite Jonah Lomu has looked back at the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.

The big New Zealand winger burst onto the scene and went on to become one of the most devastating players to ever play the game.

Speaking to 702's John Robbie, Lomu says that World Cup in South Africa was something very special.

"My intentions were just to turn up for the world cup, see how it goes, and play for my country. After the 1995 semifinals everything just changed. There was something that was building from the first day I played in the tournament."

Tonight, hosts England open proceedings when they take on Fiji.

The Springboks are in action tomorrow when they play Japan in their first match.

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