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New Zealand legend Lomu died of cardiac arrest

Jonah Lomu has died aged just 40. Credit: PA

New Zealand team doctor John Mayhew says legend Jonah Lomu died of a heart attack.

Lomu passed away on Tuesday aged just 40 after suffering from a long history of kidney problems.

"The final mechanism was something caused the heart to go into cardiac arrest, most probably a cardiac or pulmonary event," Mayhew told the New Zealand Morning Herald.

"Cardiac arrest is the final pathway of the heart shutting down. That's all there is really."

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Rugby League Test: England 2-9 New Zealand

England (white shirts) huffed and puffed but couldn't score a try. Credit: PA

New Zealand outplayed England at the Olympic Stadium to keep the three-match rugby league Test series alive with an attritional 9-2 victory.

England, who were favourites to secure a series-clinching win after starting with a 26-12 triumph in Hull, defended heroically at times against their more enterprising opponents but were short of ideas in attack.

The Kiwis scored the only try through winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall two minutes into the second half and, although England thought they had drawn level with a try from James Graham controversially disallowed by the video referees, they could have no complaints about the final outcome.

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Sonny Bill Williams gets new Rugby World Cup winners medal

Sonny Bill gets his hands on a new winners medal. Credit: World Rugby

Sonny Bill Williams has been presented with a new Rugby World Cup winners medal after he gifted his to a young fan after the final yesterday.

The All Blacks midfielder said he had felt sorry for young fan Charlie Line, who had been tackled by a security guard as he ran onto the pitch at Twickenham, and wanted to make the occasion a "night to remember" for the youth.

But tournament organisers managed to "find a replacement" for two-time World Champion Sonny Bill, 30, and presented him with it at the World Rugby Awards tonight.

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