Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Collins adopted

Jerry Collins, the Wellington, All Blacks and Barnstaple legend has, it appears, been officially adopted by Devon.

Collins showed up for the BaaBaas match against England on Sunday without any socks and asked Graham Dawe, former England hooker and Devon's coach (whose team lost out to Yorkshire in the County Championship Final on Sunday), if he could borrow some.

Seeing as Collins had last autumn represented Devon club Barnstaple's 2nd XV, had worn Barnstaple socks when he played for the BaaBaas against South Africa in November and allegedly has a "Pommie love child" living in the county, Devon officials were more than happy to oblige.

"Jerry Collins turned up without any socks and we were delighted to let him have a pair of ours," said Devon's kit and sponsorship manager Gary Aldridge."We let him keep them as well...he's a bit of an adopted Devonian."

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