Irish pop star Ronan Keating looked extremely chuffed when he briefly met All Blacks and Hurricanes player Beauden Barrett today.
The pair were all smiles at Hurricanes training as Barrett walked off the Westpac Stadium playing field into the tunnel.
Keating is in New Zealand for the British and Irish Lions Tour as a fan, with his 18-year-old son Jack.
The Hurricanes play the Chiefs in Wellington on Friday. The Lions' next match is against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
Two people have been injured, one critically, in a crash near Karaka, south of Auckland.
One man is in a critical condition and the other is in a serious condition after the crash on Glenbrook Rd.
Both men have been taken to Middlemore Hospital.
Police say Glenbrook Road is closed in both directions between Ostrich Road and Charles Road and will remain closed for some time.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.