Vodafone Warrior Manu 'Steve Irwin' Vatuvei and the snake that had his Kiwi team-mates screaming and ducking for cover at their Sydney training base on Sunday night before flying out for the United Kingdom today.


Video of the snake's 'visit' attracted massive interest when it was distributed by several of the Kiwi players on their Instagram accounts.


It resulted in several media outlets posting the vision or publishing stories including an item on 3 News on Monday night:


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