The All Blacks have touched down in Samoa, arriving to screaming fans and tight security.
They are in Samoa for the historic first All Blacks-Manu Samoa test to be played on Samoan soil, with kick-off on Wednesday afternoon.
Babies and the elderly were among those who eagerly awaited the arrival at Faleolo Airport near Apia, most supporting the local side but all excited about seeing the world champion All Blacks.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw led his team into the arrivals hall, where they were greeted with a rousing performance from students of the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts.
They were whisked away before they got the chance to meet any of the thousands of screaming fans - with a heavy police presence ensuring their smooth passage to their waiting buses.