Jerry Collins
New Zealand
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Full name Jerry Collins
Born November 4, 1980, Apia, Western Samoa
Died June 5, 2015, Beziers (aged 34 years 213 days)
Major teams Barbarians, Classic All Blacks, Hurricanes, Ospreys, Toulon, New Zealand
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2001-2007 48 42 6 25 5 0 0 0 42 6 0 87.50
Bledisloe Cup 2003-2007 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 88.88
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 9 9 0 15 3 0 0 0 7 2 0 77.77
The Rugby Championship 2003-2007 18 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 3 0 83.33

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Argentina at Christchurch, Jun 23, 2001 match details
Last Test France v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Oct 6, 2007 match details
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Profile

Former All Blacks flanker Jerry Collins was born in Apia, Samoa. Collins, a bruising blindside and sometime No.8, made his international debut against Argentina in Christchurch in 2001.

He had to wait two years for his next cap but was duly included in the New Zealand squad for their failed run at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. Collins played all three Tests against the British & Irish Lions in 2005 before helping the All Blacks to the Tri-Nations title and a Grand Slam tour.

He played his final Test in the All Blacks' infamous quarter-final exit from the 2007 Rugby World Cup at the hands of France. That year Collins famously turned out for Barnstaple's Second XV while on holiday in Devon and wore the club's socks while playing for the Barbarians.

Collins played his provincial rugby in New Zealand for Wellington and graduated in to the Hurricanes setup in Super Rugby. Following his international retirement Collins agreed a deal with French Top 14 side Toulon and subsequently joined Magners League side Ospreys in 2009, winning the inaugural Magners League Grand Final. His playing career would then take him to the Yamaha club in Japan in 2011.

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Jun 27, 2015
A large jersey is laid out in honour of Jerry Collins before the Super Rugby Semi Final
A large jersey is laid out in honour of Jerry Collins before the Super Rugby Semi Final
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Jun 17, 2015
Family members lay a flag over the coffin of Jerry Collins
Family members lay a flag over the coffin of Jerry Collins
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Jun 14, 2015
Hundreds of people turned out for a march in Porirua in New Zealand to remember former All Black Jerry Collins
Hundreds of people turned out for a march in Porirua in New Zealand to remember former All Black Jerry Collins
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Jun 7, 2015
Narbonne supporters march in memory of Jerry Collins
Narbonne supporters march in memory of Jerry Collins
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