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Bavarian Grass Works: All Blacks hit the grass at Bayern Munich’s training grounds

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New Zealand’s national rugby squad took to Bayern Munich’s perfectly manicured lawn at Säbener Strasse to train ahead of the Oktoberfest 7’s rugby competition.

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern

In search of an excellent place to train while in Germany to participate in the Oktoberfest 7’s rugby competition, the New Zealand national rugby team, aka the All Blacks, struck gold as they hit the perfectly manicured and damn-near exquisite lawn at Bayern Munich’s training grounds at Säbener Strasse.

Per Bild, While Thomas Müller, Jerome Boateng, Serge Gnabry, and the rest of the Bayern Munich substitutes practiced at one end of the grounds, the New Zealand rugby squad worked out at the other. The All Blacks held practice before taking part in the competition, which will be held at Munich’s Olympic Stadium.

The Kiwi squad were also guests of Bayern Munich at Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Red Star. Bayern’s own New Zealanders Sarpreet Singh and Ali Riley of the Frauen, along with star striker Robert Lewandowski, came to visit the Kiwis at the session.

By all accounts, the grass held up to the challenge of hosting the rugby players. There is no word, however, on whether the All Blacks taught any of the Bayern Munich players to “haka” while on the training ground. That would surely make for a memorable Supercup photo next season...