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

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

Don't want to believe it

Lote Tuqiri

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

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

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

Jonathan Kaplan ‏

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

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

Stirling Mortlock ‏

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

Rodney So'oialo ‏

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

Tim Bateman

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 ‏

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 ‏

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

David Pocock

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

Cory Jane ‏

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

Clyde Rathbone

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

Ruan Smith ‏

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

Jeff Toomaga-Allen ‏

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

Reggie Goodes ‏

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

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 ‏

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

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

Alby Mathewson ‏

Such sad news about Jerry #KingOfPorirua

fuimaono-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 ‏

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

Sonny Bill Williams ‏

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

David Campese ‏

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

Collins dies in car crash

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