A photographer's drone footage has revealed a sweet tribute to the All Blacks ahead of their knockout Rugby World Cup clash with Ireland tomorrow.

Chris Street of Up & Up Drone Photography was working on a job on Wednesday in Auckland's Cornwall Park – a location normally out of bounds for drones.

"Luckily because of this job I was allowed to have the drone there, and then when I zoomed out on the footage I saw this," he said.

He'd captured an image featuring the words "All Blacks" written above a hashtag and encircled in a heart shape, all formed with rocks.

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He estimated the heart to be about 10–15 metres wide.

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"I'm imagining it took some kids a long time to make it."

In a zoomed-out version, some names could be seen, which might be those of the people who made it, he said.

The image was captured by a drone photographer in Auckland's Cornwall Park the day before the All Blacks take on Ireland in their quarter-final clash. Photo / Up&up Drone Photography
The image was captured by a drone photographer in Auckland's Cornwall Park the day before the All Blacks take on Ireland in their quarter-final clash. Photo / Up&up Drone Photography

Street sent the image to All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao ahead of Saturday's game to show his support.

"I'm a huge rugby fan, like all Kiwis are…I'm pretty sure we'll smash the Irish."

It was also a way for him to thank the rugby player, he said.

"One of my friends had booked tickets to the cancelled All Blacks versus Italy game and then Angus sent him a signed All Blacks Jersey, so I wanted to thank him with this."

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Street hoped that whoever had formed the display would see the photo and know that their show of support had reached a lot of people.

Today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of the upcoming quarter-final that all of New Zealand was behind the All Blacks.

"[We're] looking forward to another exciting game. Everyone's rooting for the team," she said.