Jerry Collins, one of the most fearsome rugby players of the modern era, has died alongside his wife in a car crash in France.
Collins, 34, and his wife Alana Madill died when their car was struck by another vehicle in the south of France. Their three-month old daughter is reportedly in a critical condition and has been airlifted to a hospital in Montpellier.
Collins played 48 tests for New Zealand, including three as captain.
He was a fierce backrower whose strength in defence was a key factor in New Zealand's dominance over Australia for much of last decade.
Collins played eight seasons with Super Rugby side The Hurricanes and played 47 matches for Wellington.
Collins retired from international rugby in 2007 before playing in Japan and later for glamour French side Toulon.