Watch: Kiwis stars visit sick children at Waikato Hospital ahead of Tonga clash

The Kiwis have paid a visit to young fans in Waikato Hospital, ahead of their crucial Rugby League World Cup clash with Tonga in Hamilton.

The likes of Simon Mannering, Peta Hiku, Kenny Bromwich were just some of the Kiwis squad to lend a hand.

One lucky fan was even presented with a commemorative 2017 Rugby League World Cup jersey by his heroes.

The Kiwis meet Mate Ma'a Tonga at Waikato Stadium this afternoon.

The New Zealand squad stopped by to hand out gifts ahead of their World Cup match. Source: 1 NEWS