The guest of honour came in the shape of the Webb Ellis Cup, with passengers able to touch the trophy and take pictures as it was passed down the plane aisle

Watch a triumphant (and dare I say, slightly hungover?!) New Zealand team arrive at the airport to the applause and delight of their fans.

Delighted fans take snaps and selfies with man of the moment Sonny Bill Williams

Here’s another one of Williams…

Dan Carter and Co were keeping a close eye on the Webb Ellis Cup that they had retained for the first time…

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen had some nice words to say about the hospitality he received from the host nation but is very much looking forward to spending some quality time at home.

A croaky-voiced New Zealander gives his reaction to being on the same flight as his heroes.

We also showcase some footage from the triumphant All Blacks’ plane. Watch as passengers celebrate the All Blacks success, toasting the victors with a glass of champagne. Lovely jubbly!

There was a special reservation for a rather golden guest… any guesses who that might be?

The Webb Ellis Cup made a special guest appearance, great handling being shown by the passengers!

Mr William Webb Ellis even had his own ticket! Great stuff!

Welcome home…

Happy Homecoming: Richie McCaw and All Blacks players at official parade. Photo: Getty images

Pride of the nation: Skipper Richie McCaw and other All Blacks at the official team parade. Pic: Getty

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