Ben Smith All Blacks skype Hamilton school students

Ben Smith All Blacks skype Hamilton school students

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A local primary school, St Peters Channel, was part of a competition a few weeks ago where Hamilton kids were asked to write to their favourite players in the All Blacks. The All Blacks responded by skyping one class from Japan.

As their heroes appeared on screen, the whispers began and small hands reached for Weetbix cards to identify their video visitors.

They weren’t disappointed.

The class of Hamilton school students were treated to a special phone call from some of the All Blacks on the eve of their Rugby World Cup opener. 

Ben Smith Room eight of St Peter Chanel got to skype the All Blacks ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

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Room eight of St Peter Chanel got to skype the All Blacks ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Richie Mo’unga, Dane Coles and Sevu Reece skyped St Peter Chanel School on Friday afternoon from Japanese school Minato-kuitu Kounan Elementary.

The honour was given to the school after they impressed the All Black team with their support while they were in Hamilton to play Tonga earlier this month. 

The year two and three students entered an H3 competition to draw pictures of rugby players and write letters to the players which were put up on the hotel wall. 

Ben Smith Boys at St Peter Chanel School in Hamilton perform a haka to the All Blacks in Japan over skype

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Boys at St Peter Chanel School in Hamilton perform a haka to the All Blacks in Japan over skype

In the letters they had to come up with ideas and tips for the All Blacks while they were in Hamilton, teacher Jessica Quay said.

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