Today we left the Coromandel to catch our flight to Christchurch. Got to Auckland airport and went to sit at our gate no.28 to await our flight. There we were minding our own business when I look up to see a gang of guys in suits walking towards us after 2 seconds I realize it is the welsh squad (all three of us just sat there gawping at them - we were too gobsmacked to react - although Alun Wyn Jones did say hello to Nick when he noticed he was wearing a welsh jersey. By the time the shock had worn off the majority of them had gone into the first class lounge but we did manage to get a picture with Neil Jenkins & Rob Howley. Got to Christchurch around 4pm and as we were on our way to get our luggage we notice a sea of blue coming towards us - it was none other than the Italian squad - this time we were more prepared and managed to get some photos! We did have a plan to ask any rugby players we saw to sign our flag but we have blown that good and proper as today we saw 60 players and didn't get one autograph!What a day! Picked up the campervan and are now parked up in Kaikura.