All Black admirers meet idols
Matamata All Blacks fans turned out in force to catch a glimpse of four of their idols.
All Blacks Julian Savea, Owen Franks, T J Perenara and Jeremy Thrush made a flying visit to Matamata where they visited Hobbiton, held a Q& A session with rugby players at Matamata College and dropped into United Matamata Sports Club for an autograph session.
During the Q&A session at Matamata College the group of rugby super stars were quite candid about life as an All Black and how they had made it that far.
Laughter erupted when one student asked if being an All Black ‘‘helped pull in the girls’’.
Hundreds lined up at Bedford Park to have memorabilia signed.