Collins holds the Bledisloe Cup aloft after the All Blacks defeated Australia in Brisbane in 2006

Former All Black’s Jerry Collins and wife killed in car crash

'Inspirational' Jerry Collins dies in car crash, rugby stars pay tribute to former All Black

Wellington's Jerry Collins and Tana Umaga after their loss to Waikato, in the Air New Zealand Cup rugby final at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand, Saturday, October 21, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Wayne Drought

Jerry Collins: Tributes flow on Twitter

Wellington's Jerry Collins and Tana Umaga after their loss to Waikato, in the Air New Zealand Cup rugby final at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand, Saturday, October 21, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Wayne Drought

Collins made 85 Super Rugby appearances for the Hurricanes between 2001 and 2008

Jerry Collins dies: Rugby world mourns death of former All Black

Collins made 85 Super Rugby appearances for the Hurricanes between 2001 and 2008

Jerry Collins and wife Alana Madill dead in car crash in France | Daily Mail Online

Former All Black’s Jerry Collins and wife killed in car crash

Jerry Collins and wife Alana Madill dead in car crash in France

Collins (pictured during the Rugby World Cup semi-final between Australia and New Zealand in 2003) played 48 tests with the All Blacks, three of which he was captain for

Former All Black’s Jerry Collins and wife killed in car crash

Collins (pictured during the Rugby World Cup semi-final between Australia and New Zealand in played 48 tests with the All Blacks, three of which he was captain for

All Blacks star Jerry Collins makes a break against Romania at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Canes captain Conrad Smith chokes back tears as he remembers Jerry Collins

All Blacks star Jerry Collins makes a break against Romania at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks forward Jerry Collins against Portugal at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

Canes captain Conrad Smith chokes back tears as he remembers Jerry Collins

All Blacks forward Jerry Collins against Portugal at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

Collins shares a joke with his cousin and former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga (centre) in 2003

Jerry Collins dies: Rugby world mourns death of former All Black

Collins shares a joke with his cousin and former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga (centre) in 2003

All Blacks loose forward Jerry Collins carts the ball up during the 2007 quarterfinal against France.

Canes captain Conrad Smith chokes back tears as he remembers Jerry Collins

All Blacks loose forward Jerry Collins carts the ball up during the 2007 quarterfinal against France.

New Zealand's flanker and captain Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in France

Former All Black’s Jerry Collins and wife killed in car crash

New Zealand's flanker and captain Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in France

Their daughter Ayla (pictured with her mother and father) was taken to the hospital of Montpellier in a serious condition

Former All Black’s Jerry Collins and wife killed in car crash

Donations pour in for Jerry Collins' orphaned baby daughter Jerry Collins

The Wellington Hurricanes gather for a minute's silence ahead of their Super Rugby win on Friday

Jerry Collins dies: Rugby world mourns death of former All Black

The Wellington Hurricanes gather for a minute's silence ahead of their Super Rugby win on Friday

Jerry Collins powers through the Portugal defence in a World Cup match in 2007

Jerry Collins dies: Rugby world mourns death of former All Black

Jerry Collins powers through the Portugal defence in a World Cup match in 2007

Officials at Collins' current club, Narbonne, are said to be struggling with the devastating news

Former All Black’s Jerry Collins and wife killed in car crash

Officials at Collins' current club, Narbonne, are said to be struggling with the devastating news

A Hurricanes fan pays tribute to Collins as the news of his death reached New Zealand

Jerry Collins dies: Rugby world mourns death of former All Black

A Hurricanes fan pays tribute to Collins as the news of his death reached New Zealand

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