BaaBaas pay tribute to Collins

2015-06-06 07:57
Jerry Collins (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Barbarians on Friday paid tribute to former player Jerry Collins, the New Zealand international who has sadly passed away at the age of 34.

Collins and his wife Alana Madill died in a car accident in France on Friday morning.

“This is tragic news,” said Barbarians president Micky Steele-Bodger. "Jerry was a wonderful player for the Barbarians, a devastating back-row, a typical All Black of whom there are none better, and great fun to be with.”

The forward won 48 caps for New Zealand and was a popular member of the Barbarians team five times between 2003 and 2008, appearing against Australia, England (twice) and South Africa (twice).

He famously appeared against South Africa in 2007 wearing the socks of Barnstaple, who he played for after coaching the Devon side’s juniors while on holiday following that year’s World Cup.

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