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From gardening to baking to Tik Tok, here’s how Super Rugby stars are spending self-isolation

NZ Super Rugby has checked in with their players to see how they’re getting through these unprecedented times.

As the country prepares to go into complete self-isolation next week NZ Super Rugby has released the first episode of their new series 'Super Social Isolation' where they check in with their players to see how they've been getting through the tough times through social media.
Sharing the first episode to their social media accounts and their website the video opens with Highlanders' midfielder Teihorangi Walden documenting his third day in self-isolation after travelling back to New Zealand from Argentina asking his followers for Netflix series suggestions.
Marino Mikaele-Tu'u shared the muffins he was baking in self-isolation while Josh McKay got busy in the garden mowing the lawn and cutting wood.
Meanwhile, the Crusaders created #OperationIsolation, with non-travelling players helping out their team mates in isolation after arriving back from Brisbane. From gym equipment to even a coffee run, one Instagram story showed Scott Barret passing a rugby ball to Sevu Reece – more than two metres away from each other, of course.
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Hurricane's Reed Prinsep shared his top handwashing tips (singing Happy Birthday for the duration of the wash) while Tabai Matson, the Chiefs Assistant Coach, is enjoying the extra bonding time with his adorable pup.
And, of course, there's the Tik Toks, with plenty of players taking the to the social media platform to show off their dance moves and their creative sense of humour.
Including this cute Tik Tik from Hurricanes star Vaea Fifita featuring his cute son.

If you're looking for more things to bring a smile to your face as we navigate this anxious time, see the adorable photo of Art and Matilda Green's son Milo that's making everyone forget there worries,here.
Or, read Metro digital editor Tess Nichol's round-up of five good things we can consider if Covid-19 is getting you down.