RUCK.co.uk shares with you 10 not so well known facts about the late, great All Black legend Jerry Collins.
1. Started young
He was Player of the Tournament at the 1999 World Junior Championships (Under-19) which New Zealand won, before going on to become the first player from that team to be called up to the All Blacks in 2001.
Collins was cousins with Newcastle winger Sinoti Sinoti and former All Blacks captain and Hurricanes teammate Tana Umaga.
3. Captain fantastic
In June 2006, he captained the All Blacks in a one-off Test match against Argentina, where he led his team to a 25–19 victory in Buenos Aires becoming the 61st captain of the All Blacks.