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    Jerry Collins Killed


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    Yeah a real shame.

    Seemed like a real nice fella and always up for a well fought but hard game.

    RIP Jerry

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    Real sad to hear. He was a tremendous player for the AB's.

    You knew him personally didn't you Nels?
    RIP Nicke June 1971 - Jan 2013.

    AT SOME POINT IN LIFE, EVERYONE HAS GAMBLED ON A FART AND LOST.

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    ^ Yes Rog I had the pleasure of meeting and being in Gerry's company quite a few times back in my time in Wellington...always the joker and a gentle giant...I will always remember him for his high girly giggle which was so at odds with such a powerful, vibrant man...very sad here atm...RIP Gerry...the gentleman rugby player with the tackle of an axe...I never saw him (off the field) without a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye
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    An iconic All Black who always seemed to carry a charismatic aura about him... both on and off the field... even though as Nels says he was a gentleman off it... such a tragedy... but I almost felt that he was like an enigmatic rock star... RIP.

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    An awful accident, gone far too soon.

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    Great story of him turning out for Barnstaple and wearing their socks in a Baa Baas game:

    BBC Sport - Jerry Collins: New Zealand star's legendary Barnstaple outing

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