Hundreds gather for All Blacks signing session

All Black halfback Andy Ellis meets student Mohammed al Mahmodi at a signing session in Auckland. Photo / Paul Harper
All Black halfback Andy Ellis meets student Mohammed al Mahmodi at a signing session in Auckland. Photo / Paul Harper

Hundreds of All Blacks fans have queued, some for more than hour, to meet their heroes in two signing sessions in Auckland today.

Six All Blacks, three in Telecom on Queen St and three in Rebel Sport on Elliott St, were available for the fans this morning.

Tourism student Mohammed al Mahmodi waited over an hour to meet three of the players - Keven Keven Mealamu, Andy Ellis and John Afoa - at Rebel Sport.

"I came from Saudi Arabia to study in New Zealand when I heard about the World Cup. I'd really like New Zealand to win," he said.

The All Blacks take on Tonga in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park tomorrow night.

- HERALD ONLINE

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