RUGBY: Picture tribute to New Zealand star Jerry Collins

Jerry Collins has been remembered as the epitome of an All Black as tributes poured in following the death of the former New Zealand forward.

Collins and his wife Alana Madill died in a car accident near the town of Beziers in southern France in the early hours of Friday morning. The couple’s baby daughter Ayla was also left in a critical condition after the collision with a bus.

Jerry Collins who was killed in a car accident in France

Jerry Collins who was killed in a car accident in France

The popular 34-year-old - revered as one the sport’s true hard men - played 48 times for the All Blacks in a seven-year international career that spanned the 2003 and 2007 World Cups.