All Blacks Welcomed Home By Airport Staff Performing Haka Dance

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New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup-winning team returned home to a heroes welcome.

The All Blacks were greeted at Auckland by the airport staff performing a haka – a traditional Maori dance that the team performs before matches.

And inside the airport were 4,000 fans, all dressed in black, packing out the arrivals hall to welcome them home – some had even camped out their overnight, Sky News reports.

The team’s captain, Richie McCaw, came in holding the Web Ellis Cup, only 72-hours after his team had beaten Australia to win the world title.

McCaw told Sky: “The support’s been amazing, so to bring this back is pretty awesome.” Coach Steve Hansen added: “It’s not too bad is it. We’re starting to get used to having it around.”

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According to Sky, New Zealand are the first team to have won the World Cup three times, and – after their 34-17 victory last weekend – are also the first to retain the trophy.