Lomu set to turn down British offers
It is increasingly likely that Jonah Lomu will re-sign for the All Blacks when he returns to New Zealand tomorrow.
Wakefield Rugby league club has already confirmed that they have been unsuccessful in luring the World Cup star away from union and it is probable that both Bristol and London Irish will have the same result.
Leeds Rhinos and Auckland Warriors had also failed to tempt the 24-year-old
man-mountain to try his hand at league.
Wakefield had secured sponsorship to cover a two-year deal for Lomu, including
£500,000-a-year wages, which they claim would have enabled them to comply with
salary cap regulations.
Chairman Ted Richardson said: "Ours was the only serious offer from rugby
league and, although we are keeping in touch, we think he is going to remain in
rugby union. It is disappointing because his signing would have been a tremendous boost
to our game. But the search goes on."