Jerry Collins

Jerry Collins was born in Apia, Samoa, on 4 November 1980. His family moved to New Zealand where he was educated at St Patrick's School in Wellington and played club rugby for Northern United. Between 2001 and 2007 he played in 50 matches in the back row for New Zealand, including 48 tests, three of them as captain, and the Rugby World Cups of 2003 and 2007. He also played 47 times for Wellington and in 85 Super Rugby matches for the Hurricanes. In Europe he played for RC Toulon and the Ospreys before moving to Japan in 2011. In June 2015 while playing in France, Jerry was killed in a car crash at the age of 34.