The 25-year-old, who was born in England but moved to Australia during his formative years, gained experience playing both codes of rugby in Sydney and joined Cornwall last year.
He cut his 13-man code teeth at two of the most famous names in the sport Down Under at age-grade level – North Sydney Bears and Balmain Tigers.
In more recent years, Collins moved back to Europe to play union in Holland for Ereklasse outfit RC Hilversum.
Collins inked terms for Cornwall’s maiden professional campaign in February 2022 and joined up with his Memorial Ground teammates in May once his rugby union commitments were over.
He made his bow in black and gold at eventual play-off winners Swinton, but missed the final weeks of the season and is determined to make up for lost time in 2023.