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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jerry Collins with his farewell kick for the Hurricanes

Jerry Collins with his farewell kick for the Hurricanes

With many of us still getting over Jerry Collins' surprise retirement announcement , we thought it was appropriate to bring you a short clip of his final moment in New Zealand rugby.

As the Crusaders marched on to glory and a Super 14 final meeting with the Waratahs, the Hurricanes scored a consolation try at the end of the Semi Final.

Up stepped big Jerry to take the conversion, already aware that it was to be his final farewell to the 'Canes and the New Zealand rugby audience.

He slotted the kick like a pro, choosing to go with the good old fashioned classic kicking style that was so popular for many years in the past.

Jerry will be seen in the famous Barbarians colours tonight against Ireland, and while over there in the UK, I have no doubt he'll be taking part in contract negotiations with the many clubs who would definitely love to have a player of his stature in their team.

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:51 pm | View Comments (12)

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thedannyclayton May 27, 2008 3:17 pm

I assume he did know what he had planned hence the request to kick the ball?Love the way they used to kick, wonder if the IRB are going to make that statutory to negate kicking experts like Wilko and O'gara ;)

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jakattack May 27, 2008 3:18 pm

Could we start a campaign to get JC to sign for Barnstable now he's a free agent?Cornish All Blacks at the very least..

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no 9 May 27, 2008 3:30 pm

lol nice forwards toe-punt there (good kick though)

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Luke May 27, 2008 3:43 pm

Someone sign that man up to Cardiff Blues!

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Anonymous May 27, 2008 8:39 pm

he will be missed!he'll go to toloun though

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Luke May 27, 2008 9:54 pm

I agree. Pretty much a dead cert he'll go to either of Toulouse/Toulon/Munster if you ask me.

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yousef1490 May 27, 2008 11:40 pm

I watched this live and was a bit confused when i saw collins taking the kick but it was all made clear a few days later lol.I'm sure he'll be plying his trade at either Munster/Toulon/Barnstsble?? lol he's already played for them once so y not lol

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Jamal May 28, 2008 4:13 am

Jerry Collins is ma nigga

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nesianrugby May 29, 2008 4:17 pm

true nesianrugby warrior!malo uso - respect!samoan power.

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Anonymous January 02, 2010 3:46 pm

i think he'll join ospreys

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Anonymous March 10, 2010 8:28 pm

he already has ??????????

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Anonymous August 15, 2011 8:37 am

Em, just a small point, Ireland isnt the UK!

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