Pupils at Harrow School were rubbing their eyes in disbelief on Monday as one of the world's greatest rugby teams, New Zealand, used their sports facilities.
The All Blacks, fresh from Saturday's 29-9 autumn test victory over Wales in Cardiff, enjoyed a rehabilitation session at the private school on Monday, where the entire squad played football on the astro-turf pitches before taking a dip in the swimming pool.
The world force, skippered by Richie McCaw, chatted with pupils at break-time and even coaxed some of them into acting as waterboys. They were said to be 'exceedingly impressed' by the school's sports facilities.
The visit was arranged by the school's director of sport Jesse Coulson, who put the wheels in motion four months ago.
Guinness Premiership champions Wasps and the Pacific Islanders have also used the school.