New Zealand will be out to dominate the British & Irish Lions in June, but for now, the All Blacks have had to make do with stamping their mark on the city of Tokyo.
Ahead of the series against the Lions, the All Blacks have been in Japan and showed the capital city exactly what they are capable of, as part of an advert for sponsors AIG.
After stepping off the city’s metro line, the assembled All Blacks charged out towards the iconic Shibuya crossing, which, at peak times, is said to see more than 1000 people cross a busy network of roads.
Led by Jerome Kaino, the All Blacks then begin to make their presence felt, as the flanker takes a young girl to the floor with a thunderous tackle, before a cyclist is upended with another strong challenge!
While initial thoughts may have pegged Kaino’s tackle on the girl as harsh, it turns out the All Blacks were simply helping out, as it’s later revealed their actions may have saved serious injury.