The All Blacks have taken the Webb Ellis Cup to the grave of late rugby great, Jerry Collins.

Photos of the players Jerome Kaino, Dan Carter, Ma'a Nonu and Liam Messam with the trophy at the gravesite have appeared on social media last night.

"Awesome to bring the cup to the USO JC [sic]," said a caption on a photo of the men posted on Instagram by Liam Messam.

Awesome to bring the cup to the USO JC #allblackeverything #6 @jeromekaino @dancarter_ @maanonu #sb-dub #RIP A photo posted by Liam Messam (@liammessam) on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:18pm PST


Uso means brother in Samoan.

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Carter posted a similar photo.

"Good to share this one with the brother. Love you JC," said the caption on Carter's Instagram account.

Collins and his partner Alana Madill died in a car accident in France on June 5.

Yesterday was his birthday.

"Belated Happy Birthday USO! Love you uce! Always got you [sic]," said the caption on Jerome Kaino's photo.

Good to share this one with the brother. Love you JC. A photo posted by Dan Carter (@dancarter_) on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:17pm PST


Belated Happy Birthday USO! Love you uce! Always got you #JC6 ???? #usoasouma A photo posted by Jerome Kaino (@jeromekaino) on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:09pm PST


Happy belated bday my uso. We love u JC. Never forgotten our fallen uso! ???? #JC A photo posted by Ma'a Nonu (@maanonu) on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:21pm PST