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    Unhappy Reports Jerry Collins killed in car accident in France

    French newspaper Le Figaro has reported that ex-All Black Jerry Collins has died in an early morning car accident in France.

    The 34-year-old's wife also died in the accident which happened along the highway in the Herault department.

    Their daughter has been transported to a hospital in the French city of Montpellier in a critical condition.


    It's believed the car they were travelling in had stopped for an unknown reason by a toll booth, when it was hit by a bus

    Two others, thought to be from Portugal, have also been injured.

    Their exact condition is unknown.

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    Reports Jerry Collins killed in car accident in France - Sport - NZ Herald News

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    Not a nice way to go.

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    Very sad, liked Collins, loved the story about him and the socks for the Barbarians game.....

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    oh no. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    loved the story about him and the socks for the Barbarians game.....
    That story was representative of the guy, he was universally loved...BTW I think there was a bit more to that...from memory...I think his former partner and child lived in that village and he had gone down to see them... I may have that wrong...but he certainly left a mark on the game there.

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    The buses brakes failed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    The buses brakes failed?
    Apparently the car lost control and bounced off the median barrier into the path of the oncoming bus

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    Jerry was in the back seat, apparently asleep with his little girl.

    Top bloke by all accounts.Very sad.

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    He certainly was a special player. RIP.


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    A man of big tackles with big biceps and a big heart.

    Highlights of his career as I remember:

    Continuing to work as a bin man even after he got a Super rugby contract.
    Saying he had stopped doing biceps exercises cause his arms were getting too big and were effecting his tackle ability.
    Taking a piss on the field just before a game.
    Ronald McDonald never sells to children. He informs and inspires through magic and fun.

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