Jerry Collins Public Funeral Details Released

Publish Date
Friday, 12 June 2015, 9:42AM

Tana Umaga will leave the New Zealand Under 20 rugby team, just days out from their World Cup semi final.

The assistant coach will miss Monday night's game against France to bring Jerry Collins' body home.

Umaga will join fellow former All Black Chris Masoe in bringing their cousin's body back, ahead of a public funeral service next week.

Jerry Collins will be farewelled at a service at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on Wednesday morning.

His partner's family is in France to organise her funeral arrangements.

They're also keeping a vigil alongside the couple's baby Ayla, who remains in a serious condition in hospital.