Jerry Collins said today that he was very excited about coming to Ospreys in Wales; and especially looking forward to being part of the Clubs Heineken Cup campaign for 2009 / 2010.
''The fact that Ospreys have made no secret of their desire to compete consistently in Europe has been a big influence for me. This is exactly the kind of environment in which I wish to play.''
I know there is a great tradition in the game at Ospreys from the two clubs which merged to form the club; and in New Zealand we grow up in the game learning about the strong traditions of the game in Wales. The battles between the All Blacks and Wales have been and still are some of the best in the international arena. I have been privileged to play in a number. Now I am really looking forward to trying to make a big contribution to the Ospreys' clubs goals. That is definitely my intention."