Jonah Lomu has been admitted to Auckland Hospital but is reported to be in a stable condition.
The 63-Test former New Zealand wing, who was the special guest at the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, underwent a kidney transplant in 2004.
All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen said today: “I heard that (he was in hospital) this morning, which is really sad news.
“Our thoughts are with the big fella and hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.”
Lomu’s wife Nadene told the Herald on Sunday: “All I can say is my husband is stable and until we know exactly what’s wrong, we are not prepared to comment”.