A couple of weeks ago, members of the All Blacks forward pack made a trip out to Raglan to lunch at the Harbour View Hotel.

Three lucky lads from The Raglan Childcare and Education Centre, Riley Hartgill, Michael Copland and William Parker sat down to say hello. Richie and the team all signed the kids’ rugby ball – leaving them an awesome token to remember the moment.

The All Blacks come off the back of a recent three-test win against Ireland in the Steinlager Series are now preparing for the 2012 Investec Rugby Championships. This year’s championships will be the seventeenth annual rugby union series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and will be the first championships where we see the addition of the Argentinian Pumas.