The Porirua Park Stadium has been renamed after former All Black Jerry Collins in an emotional ceremony this morning.



The 34-year-old died in a car crash in France in June last year. His partner Alana Madill died and his 3-month-old daughter Ayla Collins was injured but survived.

The venue will now be known as the Jerry Collins Stadium and a plaque has been unveiled in his honour.


Collins was raised in Porirua and played for the Northern United Rugby Club.

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Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett, members of the Collins family, Ngati Toa and Northern United attended the ceremony. Club members performed a haka.