Ex-All Black Jerry Collins arrested in Japan

Last updated 21:45 17/03/2013
Jerry Collins
Getty Images
ARRESTED: Former All Black Jerry Collins.

Relevant offers

Rugby

Knowler: Winger Yoshikazu Fujita gives Japanese flavour to Crusaders camp London Irish lure Blues and Hurricanes Super Rugby assistant coaches World Cup winners return to NZ women's sevens fray French lock Pape loses appeal against 10-week ban Castrogiovanni dropped by Italy for France, Wales matches Blues coach Sir John Kirwan remains optimistic despite poor start to Super Rugby season Prop Benn Robinson set for Waratahs milestone Former All Black Rene Ranger to leave France and return home after signing with the Blues 1st5R: Rating Super Rugby's playmakers - week three Ireland try to keep a lid on sky-high expectations

Former All Black Jerry Collins has been arrested in Japan on charges of illegally carrying a kitchen knife in a department store, police said on Sunday.

The 32-year-old, who played for New Zealand in 48 international games from 2001 to 2008, including the 2003 and 2007 World Cups, was arrested on Saturday in the central industrial city of Hamamatsu, police said.

According to press reports, Collins caught a security guard's attention when he went behind a sales counter at the store.

When approached, the New Zealander pulled out the 17-centimetre blade from his pocket and placed it on the counter.

It is illegal to have weapons with blades longer than 15 centimetres without police permission in Japan.

Collins, who captained a test match against Argentina in 2006 and scored two tries in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, told police that he "kept the kitchen knife for self-defence", according to the reports.

Collins played for Yamaha Jubilo in Japan's Top League from 2011 and left the team last month when his two-year contract expired.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the best-performed All Blacks forward on the northern tour?

Dane Coles

Nathan Harris

Keven Mealamu

Wyatt Crockett

Charlie Faumuina

Ben Franks

Owen Franks

Joe Moody

Brodie Retallick

Luke Romano

Jeremy Thrush

Patrick Tuipulotu

Sam Whitelock

Sam Cane

Jerome Kaino

Richie McCaw

Liam Messam

Kieran Read

Vitor Vito

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content