TWITTER TRIBUTES TO COLLINS:
JONAH LOMU (All Black great): Rest n peace My brother JC n your lovely lady. You will be surely missed Prayers to your little may she Survive ofa atu colins family.
PIRI WEEPU (former New Zealand scrum-half): Very sad day to hear a team mate, and our very good friend Jerry Collins has passed.
SONNY BILL WILLIAMS (All Black centre): Love you uso, May God look after your little one.
CHARLES PIUTAU (All Black full-back): R.I.P Jerry Collins and his wife. prayers to the baby and the family in this time.
BRIAN O’DRISCOLL (former Ireland and British and Irish Lions centre): Terrible news about Jerry Collins & his wife in France. Thoughts are with his family.
ADAM JONES (former Wales prop and Collins’ team-mate at Ospreys): Unbelievably tragic news to wake up to about Jerry Collins and his wife. Lucky enough to play against and with him. Great bloke and player.
WILL CARLING (former England captain): Jerry Collins, kind of guy you just don’t forget, if you were lucky enough to meet him. Lived life at full throttle. Tragic that he has gone.
MATT DAWSON (former England scrum-half): Terrible news about Mr & Mrs Jerry Collins. Jerry was the @JONAHTALILOMU of the forwards. A rugby inspiration of his time.
LEWIS MOODY (former England flanker): #RIP Jerry Collins a beast on the field but a true gent off it. My thoughts and prayers go out to his baby daughter.
DANNY CARE (England scrum-half): Such sad news about Jerry Collins and his wife. Thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family. RIP a proper Rugby legend.
MIKE BROWN (England and Harlequins): Such sad, awful news about Jerry Collins & his wife! Hope his baby daughter pulls through. Thoughts with their families.
FREDDIE BURNS (England and Leicester): Such sad news about Jerry Collins and his wife. Rugby has lost a great. RIP.
THIERRY DUSAUTOIR (France captain): Really sad to learn what hapenned to Jerry Collins, his wife and daughter! All my thoughts go to their family!
KURTLEY BEALE (Australia scrum-half): Very sad news. Notably one of the toughest opponents I had the pleasure playing against. RIP Jerry Collins.
BRYAN HABANA (South Africa wing): Terrible news to wake up to about Jerry Collins and his wife’s passing keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
SAM WARBURTON (Wales skipper): What a huge loss. Inspiration to many young players growing up including myself. RIP Jerry Collins and his wife Alana. Best wishes baby Ayla.
NIGEL OWENS (international referee): RIP Jerry Collins. Deepest sympathy to all concerned. Was a great player and always a pleasure to referee.
GREGOR TOWNSEND (Glasgow head coach): Sad, sad news about Jerry Collins. One of the toughest men to play our game. Tried to tackle him in 2000 and ended up with a broken rib. RIP.