Rousing welcome tipped for ABs
Victorious All Blacks are in for a rousing welcome when they hit Dunedin to finish their Bledisloe Cup campaign this week.
The national rugby side will play the Wallabies in their third and final Bledisloe match and the last home international for 2013, at Dunedin's covered Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.
It will be the first Bledisloe in the city for 12 years and that has prompted the Dunedinites to lay it all on with a big public welcome as players go into preparations for the clash.
One of the city's high profile kapa haka groups and a pipe band are lined up for the auspicious occasion.
Airport management are even offering free parking to encourage people to turn up for the arrival on Tuesday morning.
Dunedin mayor-elect Dave Cull was confident of a good turnout.
"As a city we know how to celebrate and we look forward to welcoming the teams and fans from around the country and across the Tasman to what will be a great match and tremendous occasion."
Once landed the All Blacks, plus trophies will tour the Otago region during the week.
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