Jack Miller, 16, has his boots signed by Tanielu Tele’a.
Rodney College year 12 students with players Tanielu Tele’a, Jacob Pierce and Karl Jacob Tenielu.
There was time to throw a ball around with the visiting players.
Rodney College students received a surprise visit from Blues Super Rugby players last week.
Midfielder Tanielu Tele’a, lock Jacob Pierce and prop Karl Jacob Tenielu handed out supporters’ gear and rugby boots.
The school visit was part of a tour by the Blues squad, which saw them visit 14 clubs and schools to hand out 250 pairs of recycled boots, which have been cleaned and repurposed.
Rugby balls are not permitted at Rodney College, as too many windows have been broken, but fortunately one student had a contraband ball, which was brought out for the occasion for a throw around.
The team was on its way to Kerikeri where it hosted an open training session for the public at the Kerikeri Rugby Club
The Blues Super Rugby season starts on February 27 at the Sky Stadium in Wellington with a match against the Hurricanes.
Meanwhile, former Blues and Wellsford player Rene Ranger has signed up with the Crusaders and will begin his season on February 26 against the Highlanders.