Thursday 22 March 2018

Brian O'Driscoll leads tributes to All Black legend Jerry Collins

Former All Black Jerry Collins
Former All Black Jerry Collins
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

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.

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