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Jerry Collins was a professional rugby player who represented New Zealand. Discover more about his life and career with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

Jerry Collins Bio

Jerry Collins was a modern great of New Zealand rugby. During his career, he was capped 48 times by the All Blacks and played for several teams in the Top 14, PRO14 and Super Rugby. Sadly, he died following a car accident in 2015. Jerry Collins was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born in Samoa on 4 November 1980, Jerry Collins was raised in Porirua in New Zealand. A highly talented player in his younger days, he represented New Zealand Secondary Schools and was the Player of the Tournament at the 1999 World Junior Championships (U19).

Following this, Jerry Collins made his debut for Wellington in 1999 and his debut for the Hurricanes in 2001, where he stayed until 2008. During this time, he even made an appearance in the 2006 Super Rugby final.

After he left the Hurricanes in 2008, Jerry Collins joined Toulon alongside Sonny Bill Williams. However, after only one season with the French side, he joined the Ospreys. Following this, he played for Yamaha Júbilo in Japan’s Top League. After taking 2014 off, he signed as injury cover for Narbonne in the French Pro D2 in 2015.

Throughout his distinguished career, Jerry Collins was capped by the All Blacks almost 50 times. During this period, he also captained the side on several occasions.

Sadly, Jerry Collins died in a car crash alongside his partner on 5 June 2015. Thankfully, by using his own body as a protective shield, Jerry Collins was able to save the life of his three-month old daughter. In honour of his life and career, the Porirua Park Stadium was renamed the Jerry Collins Stadium in 2016.

Fixtures & Results

Sat Aug 27, 2022
3:45am EDT
Orangetheory Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:45am
Argentina Argentina
Round 3
LIVE
0
0
Sat Sep 3, 2022
3:05am EDT
FMG Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Argentina Argentina
Round 4
LIVE
0
0
Thu Sep 15, 2022
5:45am EDT
Marvel Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:45am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 5
LIVE
0
0
Sat Sep 24, 2022
3:05am EDT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Australia Australia
Round 6
LIVE
0
0
Sat Aug 13, 2022
FT
Emirates Airline Park
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 2
LIVE
23
35
Sat Aug 6, 2022
FT
Mbombela Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 1
LIVE
26
10
Sat Jul 16, 2022
FT
Sky Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
3rd Test
LIVE
22
32
Sat Jul 9, 2022
FT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
2nd Test
LIVE
12
23
Sat Jul 2, 2022
FT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
1st Test
LIVE
42
19

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