Following the tragic passing of former All-Black Jerry Collins in June, the Ospreys are preparing a special tribute to the Kiwi for their first home game of the season, against Munster on Sunday.
The former New Zealand international, capped 48 times for his country, passed away, along with his wife Alana, following a car crash in France in June.
Collins played 56 times for the Welsh outfit between 2009 and 2011, scoring 6 tries across that period.
“Next Sunday marks the first opportunity that we have had as a rugby club to honour their memory and to celebrate their life with our supporters. Over the summer it has become clear exactly how highly regarded JC was by so many people, and we wanted to reflect that in our tributes, which will be done in the Ospreys way; understated, sincere and honest.” – Andrew Hore, Chief Executive of Ospreys Rugby, on www.ospreysrugby.com.
There will be a minutes silence before the game, and in addition, the Ospreys will retire the number six shirt for the match.
There will also be a collection at the game for the Jerry Collins Memorial Fund, proceeds of which will go towards Collins’ daughter, Ayla’s future.
A great tribute from the Welsh side.