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All Blacks meet Hollywood royalty


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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