He might have retired from playing for the All Blacks, but it didn’t take long for Jerry Collins to succumb to the temptations of a game of competitive rugby.
Rugby 365 reports that Collins has only been away from the game for a few weeks, but the bug must have bitten hard, as Collins decided to have a run in the Wellington club rugby league competition.
According to the Dominion Post, Collins appeared for the North City senior team against Wainuiomata on the weekend.
The problem was that Collins was unregistered for the competition, but one of the most recognisable players in world rugby decided to play under a false name in his team’s 30-34 loss.
The indiscretion will now earn his team a fine.
Wellington Rugby League chairman Stephen Franks welcomed Collins’ appearance but said competition rules had to be adhered to.
“He’s an inspiration, and we love having him back in our game,” Franks said.
“But he’s also serving as an example in another way.
“A rule of the game is that players must be registered with a team before they play.”Tweet