29 Aug 2017

Victorious Black Ferns arrive home

12:31 pm on 29 August 2017

The victorious Black Ferns have landed back in Auckland, after reclaiming the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand's captain Fiao'o Faamausili holds the cup as players celebrate the fifth Black Ferns' world title.

New Zealand captain Fiao'o Faamausili holds the trophy as players celebrate the Black Ferns' fifth world title. Photo: AFP

In a thrilling final in Belfast last Saturday, the women in black defeated the defending English side 41-32.

The five-time world champions touched down about 10.30am today, carrying their trophy into Auckland Airport.

Members of the victorious Black ferns team after their arrival at Auckland Airport.

The team landed about 10.30am in Auckland, with the cup in tow. Photo: Twitter / @BlackFerns

The players said they were happy to be home.

Proud family members and friends gathered around the arrivals hall, excited to see their loved ones.

Most of the players returned today, but some of the team are still overseas on holiday.

The crowd waits for the Black Ferns to arrive at Auckland Airport.

The crowd waits for the Black Ferns to arrive at Auckland Airport. Photo: Twitter / @BlackFerns

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