Today we were visited by Ben Franks and Ali Williams as part of the "All Blacks Coming To A Town Near You" campaign. Throughout the country, All Blacks were visiting the smaller towns in NZ, and getting to see slices of rural life. Lower Moutere was one of only a small handful of schools in all of NZ to get a visit; an incredible opportunity for our community. Ben Franks spoke of his delight at getting to come back to the school where it all began for him, and even seeing the teacher who first taught him! (That was Mrs Wilkinson, by the way). The pair were presented with Lower Moutere tops, signed by all the students, before they were on the recieving end (for a change) of a haka . Then they joined in with some rugby games, before posing for photos and signing some autographs. The kids (and adults) had a great time hanging out with their rugby heroes, and we wish them all the best for a successful challenge at the Rugby World Cup.