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Rest in peace, Jerry Collins


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content on 5 Jun 2015 at 09:22
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Today we join the rest of the rugby world in mourning the sudden passing of All Black great Jerry Collins. The 35-year-old back rower tragically lost his life in the early hours of this morning, along with his partner Alana, in a road accident in France.

“Jerry Collins is an undisputed legend of the game for Wellington, the Hurricanes and the All Blacks. He inspired all of those around him with his passion and love for the game throughout a highly decorated career for club and country, ” writes SANZAR CEO Greg Peters in the wake of the tragedy.

“A complex character who was sometimes misunderstood, Jerry was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

“Thoughts and prayers go out to both he and Alana’s family and especially to their young daughter who is bravely fighting for life.

“Rest in peace JC, as the rugby world mourns and remembers one of its greats.”

Our thoughts are with Jerry and Alana’s friends and family at this time, and especially their 4-month daughter who is in a critical condition in hospital in France.



23 Comments

  • Wow what a shock! Condolences to his family and friends. Truly sad day indeed

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.06.15 09:26:21 by Poisy Reply
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  • Awful news! RIP.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.06.15 09:31:05 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Hectic – RIP!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.06.15 09:36:58 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • Sad news indeed :(

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.06.15 09:42:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • RIP.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.06.15 09:43:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • RIP, Thoughts go out to families involved.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.06.15 10:00:03 by YamYam Reply
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  • Such horrible news and so sudden and hard for family and friends to absorb. My thoughts and prayers go out to them in this difficult time.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.06.15 10:03:57 by Letgo Reply
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  • One of my all-time favourites.
    Such heart, what a loss.
    RIP Jerry.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.06.15 10:41:12 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • All Black and World Rugby legend. Very sad news! Especially thinking of their 3 month old little girl fighting for her life in hospital. :sad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.06.15 10:42:18 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Just one of many stories from the legend that was Jerry Collins:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/2324673/All-Black-gives-Barnstaple-second-XV-the-edge.html

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.06.15 11:19:27 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • RIP Jerry COllins. Truly a fantastic player and competitor.

    Our prayers are with their young child. Such a tragedy. :cry:

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.06.15 11:40:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • very sad . RIP

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.06.15 11:51:07 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 10) : Tears

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.06.15 12:00:23 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Legend of the game!

    Rest in peace. :cry:

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.06.15 12:18:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Moe Mai Jerry

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.06.15 13:35:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • O wow. What sad news. RIP to both of them and hope their daughter pulls through. What a SAD SAD bit of news. :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.06.15 13:43:41 by Farlington Reply

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  • Why was his A.B career that short, played his last game at 25 thats almost 10 years ago.
    Mattfield ,Schalk and Bakkies who were his contemporaries are still playing international rugby.

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.06.15 13:49:56 by The hound Reply
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  • He was one of the real characters of rugby. RIP – Jerry

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.06.15 15:37:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Very sad news indeed!!!!!!!!!!
    R.I.P. great man!!!!!!!!!
    Our prayers are with their daughter and family!!!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.06.15 15:43:16 by JD Reply
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  • Not sure but I’m pretty sure Jerry once played a club game Friday night before playing in a test match for the All Blacks the next day (Saturday afternoon)?

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.06.15 15:50:55 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) : He was always a stand in for captain cheat. Mccaw, but probably a better player.

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.06.15 19:49:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Gutted…
    RIP…

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.06.15 22:35:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) :

    If memory serves he took a sabattical to play in Europe after a world cup and knocked up a girl and decided to hang around in the UK.
    Its not the same girl he eventually married.

    Hazy memory though – i could be wrong.

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.06.15 16:30:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
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