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Video: 20 years on, Jonah Lomu heads back to South Africa for evocative documentary

'Dreams can happen.'

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A trailer for an upcoming Jonah Lomu documentary has been released and looks sweepingly inspirational.

This summer will mark 20 years since the relatively unheard of Lomu caused a sensation, at the 1995 World Cup, by running over any defender that dared get in his way. He scored seven tries in five matches as the All Blacks reached the final before falling to the hosts.

During the trailer, Lomu speaks about his rugby journey, meets former South African opponent Joost van der Westhuizen, current Springbok captain Jean de Villiers and delivers an inspiring talk to local school kids.

Lomu sets up the doc with a great line that caprtures his incredible journey: 'I came from an area where I was told I was never going to play rugby at the top level and I ended up coming here in '95 and making my name here and it just went on.'