Born: 28 February, 1979 – Sydney
Test record: 1 Test (2002) – 0 points
Former Tonga representative Andrew Lomu played one Test for New Zealand after helping Sydney Roosters to premiership glory in 2002.
Sydney-born Lomu debuted for Tonga in a 74-0 loss to the Kiwis during the 1999 post-season. After cutting his teeth in the NRL with four interchange appearances for the Roosters in 2000, he featured in two matches of Tonga’s World Cup campaign.
The imposing front-rower became an engine-room regular for the Tricolours during the second half of 2001 and featured in 19 first-grade games the following season – coming off the bench as the Roosters snapped a 27-year premiership drought with a 30-8 grand final defeat of the Warriors.
Lomu was subsequently picked as an interchange for the Kiwis’ post-season assignment against the Kangaroos, who won a thrilling encounter 32-24 in Wellington. But a shoulder problem prompted the 23-year-old to skip the tour of Britain that followed.
Leaving the Roosters after coming off the pine in the 2003 grand final loss to the Penrith, Lomu had comparatively modest stints with Cronulla (2004-05), Canberra (2005-06) and Brisbane (2007).