5 Oct 2015

All Blacks happy to adopt some England fans

2:55 pm on 5 October 2015

The All Blacks are hoping to pick up some extra fans for the remainder of the Rugby World Cup, with the tournament hosts England now out of the equation.

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The team has arrived in Darlington, just south of Newcastle, to begin preparations for their final pool game against Tonga at St James' Park on Saturday morning.

Loose forward Victor Vito is encouraging English fans to get behind the team, but is unsure how much support they'll get.

"Us All Blacks, we love any fans that we can get and if they're English, you know that's great, and we'd always point them our way - but I'm sure they've got plenty of other brothers in the Scots and the Welsh and what-not to try and get behind."

The All Blacks, who top pool C, were the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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