Sunday 18 February 2018

WATCH: School kids perform the Haka in front of the All Blacks to absolute perfection

The All Blacks may be preparing for a fierce battle against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow evening but their players are still finding time to give something back to the grassroots game on the eve of the clash.

All Blacks Scott Barrett, Aaron Cruden, Ardie Savea, Waisake Naholo, Codie Taylor, and Israel Dagg along with a host of Dublin Gaelic football stars visited Sheriff YC Community Centre this afternoon to help launch the AIG Heroes initiative, which encourages the development of future leaders in the community.

To mark the occasion, children from St Laurence O'Tooles G.N.S and St Laurence O'Tooles C.B.S performed a 'Lámha Suas', which was a unique tribute to the haka. The All Blacks and the Dublin players then took part in a sports skills training session that saw some of the New Zealanders try their hand at hurling.

Meanwhile at Seapoint Rugby Club, All Blacks Sam Whitelock, Charlie Faumuina, Aaron Smith and Joe Moody took male and female mini rugby players for a training session that ended with the kids performing a special version of the haka.

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