Twitter pays tribute to Collins

How players, coaches and other rugby personalties reacted to the death of former All Blacks loose forward Jerry Collins.

Piri Weepu
@piriweepu

Had the privilege and honour of bleeding with him on the weekends on the field. Words cant express how sad I am brother. RIP big brother JC!

Keven Mealamu
@kevenmealamu

Don't want to believe it

Lote Tuqiri
@LoteTuqiri

So so saddened about the news of Big JC and his wife dying in an accident in France. I always left laughing after any interaction with him 

Andre Snyman
@RaptorsCoach

#RIP Jerry Collins I always knew when you had hit me in a game

Joel Stransky
‏@stranners
 
Dreadful news this morning, the passing of #jerrycollins and his wife! What a player he was and a good human being! #RIPJerryCollins

Jonathan Kaplan ‏
@RefJK

Really sad news about Jerry Collins's passing .. A tough man on the field and a friendly kind and generous one off it .. R.I.P.

Thinus Delport
@thinusdelport

#Tragic news abt Jerry Collins & wife passing today! RIP big man, you've certainly left a mark on me forever! #bighit

Stirling Mortlock ‏
@snorkymortlock 

Just heard the tragic news about @AllBlacks #legend #JerryCollins & Wife  #shocked #cantbeliveit #legendbloke

Rodney So'oialo ‏
@TianaRodderz8

Very sad day to hear a teammate, and our very good friend Jerry Collins has passed. #allblacklegend #hurricanes

Tim Bateman
‏@timmybbateman

So gutted to hear the news about Jerry, Alana and their little one. Absolute top man and an inspiration to so many! RIP brother

Rhys Webb ‏
@rhyswebb9

Devastating news Jerry Collins and his wife have passed away. Great to have him on my team but what a true rugby legend

Brian O'Driscoll ‏
@BrianODriscoll 

Terrible news about Jerry Collins & his wife in France. Thoughts are with his family.

David Pocock
@pocockdavid

Really sad news about Jerry Collins and Alana Madill. Thoughts with their families. #jerrycollins

Cory Jane ‏
@CoryJane1080

Such sad news about Jerry, his wife & baby…. R.I.P Hitman… 

Clyde Rathbone
‏@ClydeRathbone

Desperately tragic news about Jerry Collins. As generous off the field as he was tough on it. #JerryCollins

Ruan Smith ‏
@Ruan_Twin

RIP Jerry Collins…true legend of the game. One of the big idols watched as a kid growing up. #RIP #jerrycollins

Jeff Toomaga-Allen ‏
@Jeff_TAllen

R.I.P Jerry Collins and wife. A true legend of the game, and idol of mine growing up.

Reggie Goodes ‏
@ReggieGoodes

RIP Jerry Collins! True Hurricanes Legend snd one of my favourite players growing up.

Don Armand ‏
@don_armand

Very sad news. RIP Jerry Collins and his partner Alana. My thoughts are with his family & friends. Sad to read they left behind a baby girl ūüôĀ

Brett Sheehan ‏
@brett_sheehan

Such sad news to wake up to this morning. A good man and a legend player. Rest in peace mate #jerrycollins

Greg Clark ‏
@greg_clarkie
 
Such a tragedy. Thoughts are with his family friends and teammates

Alby Mathewson ‏
@AlbyMathewson

Such sad news about Jerry #KingOfPorirua

fuimaono-sapolu ‏
@Eliota_Sapolu
 
…last time I spoke with Jerry he asked me to fight to change Rugby's eligibility rules because he wanted to play for Manu Samoa & give back

Liam Messam ‏
@LiamMessam

R.I.P Uce i'a manuia lo'u Malaga USO safe journey to the good lord brother

Sonny Bill Williams ‏
@SonnyBWilliams

Love you uso, May God look after your little one #thehitman

David Campese ‏
@Davidcampese11

Can't believe the news about Jerry Collins and his wife. Very sad day for our great game. What a player. RIP

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