All Blacks legend Sir Bryan Williams honoured at Eden Park after knighthood

All Blacks legend Sir Bryan Williams drew quite a crowd this afternoon as New Zealand rugby greats and fans gathered to celebrate his knighthood at Eden Park in Auckland.

A lunch was organised at the Auckland stadium by the NZ Rugby Barbarians. Source: 1 NEWS

Sir Bryan was officially knighted a week ago and a lunch was organised by the NZ Rugby Barbarians of which he's a patron.

"Any excuse is good enough for a party isn't it?" asked Sir Bryan.

Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry was in attendance and said the former All Blacks winger has been a huge influence in rugby in New Zealand.

"If anybody has done more for rugby in this country than BeeGee, I don't know who that is," said Sir Graham.

Sir Bryan's former All Blacks teammate Stu Wilson said he had fond memories learning off him.

"You just soaked it up from him aye, you know that's why I always wanted to go and sit with him for breakfast lunch and dinner and just keep probing you know," said Wilson.

Sir Bryan played 38 Tests for the All Blacks between 1970-78.