All Blacks meet with quake families

8:41 pm on 19 September 2011

The All Blacks have met with some of the families of those killed in the February earthquake as part of a three-day visit to Christchurch.

The bereaved families were given access to a private training session, followed by a chance to talk to players and ask for autographs.

All Blacks manager Darren Shand says part of the team's reason for visiting Christchurch was to help the victims' families who had been through so much.

Some Canterbury players also feel sad that Christchurch has missed out on Rugby World Cup games due to quake damage and wanted to offer some special occasions in the city, he says.

AMI Stadium was badly damaged in the quake on 22 February.