The New Zealand All Blacks, the first team to retain the Rugby World Cup, arrive home in Auckland
Victorious All Blacks arrive home
SHOWS: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (NOVEMBER 4, 2015) (TV3 NEW ZEALAND – NO ACCESS NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY NEW ZEALAND BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS)
1. PLANE CARRYING ALL BLACKS ARRIVING
2. AIRPORT WORKERS PERFORMING HAKA
3. FANS AT AIRPORT CHANTING “ALL BLACKS”
4. ALL BLACKS CAPTAIN RICHIE MCCAW HOLDING WEBB ELLIS CUP AND COACH, STEVE HANSEN ARRIVING AT AIRPORT
5. MCCAW HOLDING CUP AND POSING WITH FANS
6. ALL BLACKS TEAMS MEMBERS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS
STORY: The victorious New Zealand All Blacks arrived home in Auckland on Wednesday (November 4) after they retained the Rugby World Cup in a thrilling final against Australia.
Airport workers performed a haka and fans chanted “All Blacks” as the plane carrying the team taxied on a wet tarmac.
Flanked by coach Steve Hansen, Captain Richie McCaw carried the Web Ellis Cup into the arrivals hall to be greeted by fans.
The All Blacks beat Australia 34-17 in the final at Twickenham on Saturday (October 31) to retain the title they won back home in 2011 against France with McCaw lifting the trophy on both occasions.
On Sunday (November 1) at the player of the year awards, man-of-the-match Dan Carter, whose brilliant dropped goal in the final ended Australia’s fightback, was voted player of the year for the third time, while the All Blacks were named team of the year for the sixth successive time.
Steve Hansen missed out on a fourth successive coach of the year award as that went to Australia’s Michael Cheika.