Topics: Samoa, Rugby

All Blacks in the heart of Samoa

All Blacks arrive to Samoa - Photo / file

Following their arrival to Samoa last night, the All Blacks have been officially welcomed to Samoa with a street parade in the heart of Apia. But with only one day in Samoa to prepare for their test match, it's been a hectic day so far for the men in black.

The All Blacks managed to fit a lot into today, it's been filled with fun, sun and rugby.

But the whole country stopped at midday to officially welcome the All Blacks and countdown to this historic test match.

Hundreds lined the main street to get a glimpse of their rugby heroes in blue & black.  A glimpse also perhaps of what is to be expected at Apia Park tomorrow.

Apia Park will hold 8000 for tomorrow’s test match but many of the locals will head here to government plaza to watch the game on a big screen.

Wherever the locals watch the game tomorrow, they will be watching it so they too can be a part of history and tell the next generation of Manu supporters about the day the All Blacks came to town.

A first taste as well for the players of the scorching Samoa heat and it will be even warmer tomorrow at Apia Park with the 3pm kick off time.
Hydration will be the number one priority for the players, so whether they take the lead from the Samoan team and use the local produce or their own sports drinks, the team will be consuming a lot of liquid while they're here in Samoa.