The Vodafone Warriors caught festive season fever on Sunday when a group of players joined in the fun at the annual Kidz First Children's Hospital Christmas party at SKYCITY.
The yearly chance to mix and mingle with Kidz First patients and their caregivers has been a highlight for the Vodafone Warriors since first getting together for a Christmas party more than 10 years ago.
They were back putting smiles on faces - including their own - when they joined in a raft of activities with kids on Sunday.
Veteran hooker Issac Luke was there along with experienced centre Solomone Kata, prop Bunty Afoa, hooker Nathaniel Roache, utility Sam Cook, new signing Adam Keighran and promising young players Chanel Harris-Tavita and Hayze Perham.
They tore into everything including face painting (and having their own faces painted), colouring in, signing autographs and having photos taken.