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Lomu re-admitted to hospital
ESPNscrum Staff
February 26, 2012
Former New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu watches his new side Marseille-Vitrolles in action against US Seynoise in a French third division clash, Stade Maillol, Toulon, France,  November 7, 2009
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All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has been re-admitted to hospital, according to his wife.

Lomu is receiving treatment for kidney failure. The giant former winger admitted recently that he was to undergo a second transplant after his donor kidney had stopped working. He also said that he has lost a huge 30 kilograms in weight since September.

The 36-year-old had suffered from the rare illness nephritic syndrome and underwent his last transplant in 2004. He was re-admitted to hospital during the recent World Cup with a related illness.

And his wife - Nadine Lomu - told Television New Zealand on Sunday - that her husband was fighting "a great battle" against the illness.

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