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All Blacks meet Hol­ly­wood roy­alty

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The All Blacks have rubbed shoul­ders with Hol­ly­wood roy­alty in Syd­ney. Ahead of Satur­day’s Tri-Na­tions test against Ar­gentina in New­cas­tle, All Blacks play­ers, coaches and man­age­ment met New Zealand direc­tor TaikaWaiti­ti and English ac­tor Idris Elba. Wear­ing club rugby jer­seys, the All Black­swere snapped in a group photo with­Waititi and Elba, who donned the team’s fa­mous shirt. ‘‘Hum­bling ex­pe­ri­ence for the boys, meet­ing two of Hol­ly­wood’s finest,’’ the All Blacks posted on Twit­ter. Os­car­win­ning di­rec­torWaititi is in Aus­tralia film­ing Thor: Love and Thun­der, set for re­lease in 2022. Elba is in Syd­ney film­ing Three Thou­sand Years of Long­ing.

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