Phil Kingsley-Jones, the former manager of Jonah Lomu and the man famously credited with keeping the late All Blacks great from leaving rugby for league, has passed away.

A family member of the 72-year-old Welshman confirmed to the Herald had been “recovering at home” after falling five months ago.

Kingsley-Jones was Lomu’s manager for 10 years until 2004 when the former All Black’s wife Fiona took over his management.

Without him, Lomu might have played out his career in the…

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