The All Blacks were on hand yesterday to help Shortland Street acknowledge the Rugby World Cup.
Forwards Kevin Mealamu, Jerome Kaino and Anthony Boric visited the South Pacific Pictures set to help with the episode that will screen on the opening night of the tournament, Friday September 9.
The storyline involves the players visiting the hospital on their way to the game where they end up in a dispute with a doctor over a parking space. A scene will follow where the trio move a car by force, calling out “Crouch, touch, pause, engage” as they do so.
Kaino later tweeted: “Chilling with the crew at [Shortland St] trying to act, making a fool of myself here.”
Mealamu admitted he was a big fan of the soap: “To be honest, my family watch it every night. Me and my wife, we love it.”
The episode screens the same night as the All Blacks take on Tonga in the opening game of the tournament.