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Lomu critical of England's all-black kit

Lomu critical of England's all-black kit
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Jonah Lomu criticises England's decision to wear an all-black kit for their opening game of the World Cup.

Former New Zealand international Jonah Lomu has criticised England's decision to wear an all-black kit for their opening game of the World Cup.

The 2003 champions will face Argentina on September 10 in a kit similar to that of Lomu's countrymen.

"For me, in some ways you are just disrespecting the legacy of past players," the 36-year-old told BBC Sport.

"The All Blacks are synonymous with being in all black, and England the white shirt they have.

"I will find it pretty weird to look across the paddock and see them run out not wearing that famous white uniform," he added.

Lomu is the World Cup's all-time leading try-scorer, touching down 15 times in both the 1995 and 1999 tournaments.

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