Collins ends New Zealand career

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by shazbooger, May 26, 2008.

  1. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/7419984.stm



     
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. Hamster

    Hamster Guest

    Good on ya Jerry, your a bloody legend.
     
  4. esoj

    esoj Guest

    sad news for the abs he could be very tough to replace. anyway he had a fine career and goes out the current no1 blindside for the abs. will be interesting to see if he heads up north somewhere or maybe moves into coaching.
    http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1798333
     
  5. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    Absolute legend.

    Definitely will go down as one of the finest flankers in All Black history and I'm sure he will be widely acknowledged around the world and remembered for his ability on the field.
     
  6. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    Hopefully this won't be another farce trying to replace him like the trouble they had and still have with replacing Umaga.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    J'ai parié que Collins apprend à lire une expression comme cela comme nous parlons.
     
  8. ENGLISH PLEASE lol :bana:
     
  9. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    You make it sound like he died. . .
     
  10. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Natuurlik, hy's een harde bliksem, maar dit altyd lyk of 'n hoender eier op sy kop gebreek het.
     
  11. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Natuurlik, hy's een harde bliksem, maar dit altyd lyk of 'n hoender eier op sy kop gebreek het. [/b][/quote]

    Ja, jeg er helt enig!

    Seriously though, Collins is an inspirational player for the Hurricanes and the All Blacks and had the sheer skill to match. Whether the game was wide open or tight as a Nunnery, he can be depended upon to do the hard work to enable a victory. That is why he'd be in any world XV I would say.

    At 27 years old, it is sad that the international game is losing him so soon :(
     
  12. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    Well he pretty much has as a rugby player, most of us might not see him play again down here. What do you expect?
     
  13. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/QhxtA-vf8LQ&rel=0&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/QhxtA-vf8LQ&rel=0&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>
     
  14. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    It's a shame he's calling it quits while so young.

    As a Brumby/Wallaby supporter I like to see our players compete with the best, and Collins was definately one of the best players around.

    He's a tough bugger, and it's sad we won't be coming up against him in the Tri Nations.
     
  15. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    I agree...NZ need to rethink their policies just a wee bit. It would be nice for him to play where he wants and still be able to be an All Black. I don't quite get that concept.
    We'll still get to see him, though. You know he's going to get top dollar up North.
     
  16. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    I agree...NZ need to rethink their policies just a wee bit. It would be nice for him to play where he wants and still be able to be an All Black. I don't quite get that concept.
    We'll still get to see him, though. You know he's going to get top dollar up North.
    [/b][/quote]

    Same here but I don't get half the ******** the NZRU comes up with. Time to revisit me thinks, the game is professional now so how about they treat players like professionals? If they want money, fair enough but to close the door on them completely is a step too far.

    Collins will rake in a shite load up North and good for him, he certainly deserves it, although you can bet it's the last thing on his mind.
     
  17. scuubasteve

    scuubasteve Guest

    It's hard to ask much more of the guy, in terms of loyalty.

    He's lived and played rugby in the same city his whole life. He's earned the right to look at other options and make some coin.

    It's also easier to feel good for him knowing that there are a couple of solid replacements for him at BS flanker now. Read and Kaino have both outplayed Jerry this year and Henry even went as far as to say that Collins' form would not have been good enough for him to be picked for the upcoming Irish and English tests.

    But that's not to diminish or take away from the guy who has redefined the hardman flanker role over the past decade. That hit on Colin Charvis, where he legally knocked him out through shear tackling force is truely incredible!!

    He'll be missed, wherever it is that he heads off too...
     
  18. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Graham Henry ended Collins career. He better take us to the promise land to make up for this.
     
  19. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Hahaha, yeah right buddy. Jerry ended his own career, see the articles of him saying he is ending it...I don't see how Henry did anything at all that Collins didn't have 100% controll over....
     
  20. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Hahaha, yeah right buddy. Jerry ended his own career, see the articles of him saying he is ending it...I don't see how Henry did anything at all that Collins didn't have 100% controll over.... [/b][/quote]

    I was joking, I knew you'd be one of the 1st to fall for it.
     
  21. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    3rd time lucky
     
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page