The victorious All Blacks returned home from the UK this morning to a crowd of cheering rugby fans, many of whom had travelled from outside of Auckland to see their idols touch down on Kiwi soil.
The boys in black walked out of the arrivals lounge together to raucous applause, with Captain Richie McCaw holding the Webb Ellis Cup proudly as he walked alongside his teammates.
“It’s a dream homecoming,” Dan Carter told the Herald, describing the crowd of thousands as “unreal”.
“It’s been a long time away and we’ve had some amazing supporters back home,” he added.
For those who didn’t manage to make it to Auckland Airport this morning, the All Blacks will be making their way around the country for a series of welcoming parades and events.
Later today, the All Blacks will be at Auckland’s Victoria Park from 12pm for a Q&A, and from there they will fly down to Christchurch and Wellington.
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