12 Jun 2015

Collins to be farewelled next week

10:26 am on 12 June 2015

Former All Black Jerry Collins is to be farewelled at a public funeral service in Porirua next week.

All Black flanker Jerry Collins announces his retirement from first class rugby in New Zealand in 2008.

Jerry Collins Photo: Photosport

The 34-year-old and his partner Alana Madill were killed in a car crash in France last week and their baby daughter Ayla remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Jerry's manager and the Collins family spokesperson Tim Castle said his funeral service would be held at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua at 10.00am next Wednesday 17 June and members of the public were welcome to attend.

Following the funeral service, Collins will be buried in a ceremony for extended family and friends.

Alana Madill's family is in France to organise her funeral arrangements.