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Kiwi towns prepare to welcome All Blacks

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

The All Blacks are coming to town - and excitement is building right across the country in preparation for the ever-popular All Blacks To The Nation visits on Sunday 2 September.

The All Blacks will visit communities in Drury, New Plymouth, Invercargill, Nelson and Blenheim, to meet fans and take part in unique local activities.

This is the eighth year of the popular event and in previous years, players have been involved in numerous classic Kiwi activities, including packing potatoes in Pukekohe, fishing with locals in Paihia and white baiting in Hokitika.

All Blacks Captain Kieran Read said the players were looking forward to what is in store for them this year.

"It’s always great to get out into the communities, especially to places that we haven’t been before, and meet the locals.

"It never fails to amaze us how awesome our fans are wherever we go, so we’re looking forward to getting around the country before we assemble in Nelson to prepare to play Argentina in the historic first Test in the town," said Read.

The All Blacks to the Nation visits are coordinated by New Zealand Rugby, in conjunction with All Blacks sponsor Air New Zealand and local provincial unions and councils.

A media advisory with full details will be shared later this week.

The All Blacks will complete their regional visits before assembling in Nelson on Sunday 2 September ahead of the Test match.

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