Jerry Collins signs for Toulon

Jerry Collins has joined Toulon on a three year deal ending the speculation of where he will end his career.

Collins played for the All Blacks 48 times, 3 times as captain between 2001 and 2007. He will join Tana Umaga, Andrew Mehrtens, Anton Oliver, Saimone Taumoepeau and Nathan Mauger at the French club.

Collins was born in Apia (Samoa) on November 4, 1980 and announced his retirement from New Zealand rugby shortly after his Hurricanes team were knocked out of the Super 14 by the Crusaders.

His last match for the All Blacks was in the 2007 Rugby World cup quarter final when France knocked New Zealand out. All Black coach Graham Henry followed Collins’ announcement by saying the Collins would not have been picked for the All Blacks this season anyway.

Collins will join Toulon on the 15th of July 2008 when he will attend his first training session according to the club’s website.

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