Brian O'Driscoll leads tributes to All Black legend Jerry Collins
Published 05/06/2015 | 08:27
The rugby world has woken up this morning to the tragic news that former All Black Jerry Collins and his wife Alana have been killed in a car crash in France.
Their three-month-old daughter Ayla has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
Collins played 47 times for his country between 2001 and 2007 and was a key figure of their 2007 World Cup side.
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll was among a whole host of high-profile figures from the world of rugby to pay tribute to the bruising backrower.
Terrible news about Jerry Collins & his wife in France. Thoughts are with his family.— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) June 5, 2015
Terrible news to wake up to about Jerry Collins and his wife's passing keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) June 5, 2015
Unbelievably tragic news to wake up to about Jerry Collins and his wife. Lucky enough to play against and with him. Great bloke and player— Adam Jones (@adamjones3) June 5, 2015
Terribly sad news about Jerry Collins and his wife. Tragic car accident. Pray for their little one to pull through.— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) June 5, 2015
Can't believe the news about Jerry Collins and his wife. Very sad day for our great game. What a player. RIP— David Campese (@Davidcampese11) June 5, 2015