After a delay of several hours, the All Blacks Sevens touched down at the Singapore Changi Airport Terminal One at 12.41am this morning – to play in this weekend’s HSBC Singapore Sevens.
Their flight had originally been scheduled to touch down at 7.10pm. However it had to turn back to Hong Kong halfway through its journey, because of a passenger on board had a suspected heart attack.
30 fans were at the airport
There had been about 30 enthusiastic fans at the Changi Airport Terminal One to meet and greet the players, which included World Cup hero Sonny Bill Williams who is excited and eager to meet his fans in Singapore this week.
Sonny Bill greets his Singaporean fans.
Said the player, “I am very excited and happy to be here. Just been looking through my Twitter feed and I have a lot of supporters from Singapore. I am looking forward to meeting them and having a good tournament ahead in Singapore.”
The young fans who had stayed up to wait for Sonny Bill were certainly not disappointed as the player obliged the photo and autograph requests despite the late hour, lethargy and jet-lag.
Young fans were not disappointed.
Other teams were also affected
Besides the All Blacks, the other teams who were affected by the delayed flight had also included Fiji and England.
Click here for an article about Australia, United States, South Africa and Wales’ rugby players’ impressions of Singapore.
All photos and videos in this post are courtesy of Rugby Singapore.