Members of the Blues' Super Rugby squad have given two newlyweds an unexpected wedding gift, hilariously photobombing their wedding on an Auckland beach over the weekend.
The Blues, who finished a disappointing 13th in last season's Super Rugby under new head coach Leon MacDonald, were being put through their paces at a gruelling pre-season fitness camp at Karioitahi Beach.
Video footage shows several Blues team members, including loose forwards Tom Robinson and Akira Ioane, running on the black sand and traversing the notorious sand dunes.
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The Blues then "gatecrashed" the couple's special day - posing for pictures, with one player warning his teammates to "watch out for the dress".
On Monday the Blues unveiled their jersey for the Super Rugby season, saying their design represented and acknowledged "the seam of talent that runs deep within the Blues region".
The Blues start their campaign by hosting the Chiefs on Friday 31 January, before taking on the Waratahs in Sydney a week later.