‘We love you JC’: All Blacks bring Webb Ellis trophy to former team-mate’s grave

The New Zealand rugby team have made a triumphant return home after winning the Rugby World Cup, but took time out from celebrating to remember former team-mate Jerry Collins.

The rugby world was left in shock when the 34-year-old and his wife Alana Madill were killed in a car accident in France in June.

Collins, who played 48 times for New Zealand, was not forgotten by his All Black team-mates who made a pilgrimage to his graveside with the Webb Ellis trophy.

The back row would have turned 35 yesterday and Ma'a Nonu, Sonny Bill Williams, Liam Messam, Dan Carter and Jerome Kaino all made the journey to pay their respects.

Nonu posted a picture of the group and captioned it simply: “Happy belated bday to our fallen uso. We love you JCterminator”.

The Maori word Uso means brother.

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