Sunday saw the first All Blacks team of the year named, with 4 new caps catching the eye of media pundits. Will Jordan, Caleb Clarke, Hoskins Sotutu, and Tupou Vaa'i all earned the call up for the first time after exceptional Super Rugby seasons.
Shortly after the team was announced, a video surfaced online that shows the touching moment Chiefs lock Tupou Vaa'i broke news of his call up to his family over Facetime.
A visibly emotional Vaa'i tells his family that he had news for them, fighting through tears to say "I just wanted to let you guys know I made the All Blacks". The news was met with pure jubilation from his adoring whānau, with many of them succumbing to tears as emotions filled the room.
It's one of those truly unique moments where you see how much the Black jersey really means to this country, and we thank the Vaa'i family for sharing this beautiful moment with the rest of the world! Congrats Tupou!
Check the video out below: