Surrey Heath Borough Councillor for Heatherside and life long Rugby fan, Paul Ilnicki, was lucky enough to meet some of the world cup winning All Blacks during their stay at Penny Hill Park Hotel in Bagshot as they returned from their victory at Twickenham last weekend.
Cllr Ilnicki not only met captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter (pictured), named World Cup Rugby Player of the Year 2015, but he also managed to hold the actual world cup.
Cllr Ilnicki said: "I was honoured and thrilled to meet many of them and what can I say, other than after much deliberation, this has to be amongst my top three rugby-related experiences ever over many years of involvement in the game.
They are so modest about their achievements and are a great credit to their country and the game of rugby. I am sure the Council and the residents in Surrey Heath will join me in saying heartiest congratulations to them all, and do please come back to our Borough soon."