Last night, the New Zealand All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup against France with a score of 8 points to 7! It was an exciting afternoon and evening as thousands were on hand to watch events unfold. We were there and hope you enjoy our photo gallery!
In the Fan Zone on Auckland's waterfront, this giant sized rugby ball promoted New Zealand, its heritage, culture, scenery and tourist attractions through a full video immersion experience.
Rhapsody of the Seas, on of three Rugby World Cup cruises docked in Auckland.
Before the match, thousands of All Blacks' fans, dressed mostly in black, took to the streets along Auckland's waterfront.
The French fans added colour and humour to the day. This vintage Deux Chevaux crowed like a rooster, the French team's mascot.
Waharoa (gateway, in Maori, the indigenous peoples of NZ) to Auckland's Aotearoa Square, downtown Auckland.
The New Zealand Army Band played some of New Zealander's all time favourite hits - just one of the entertainment stops along the Fan Trail, a 4 1/2 kilometre walk from the city centre to Eden Park (the stadium) through some of Auckland's lively neighbourhoods.
One of the interactive experiences along the Fan Trail.
Residents along the Fan Trail partied in their front yards.
The stands started to fill up early as 60,600 fans descended on Eden Park.
Fireworks marked the end of the game and the beginning of victory celebrations.
Celebrations continued down on the field.