All Blacks back on Twitter after ban lifted

11:30 Thu Oct 27 2011
Piri Weepu, Ma'a Nonu
Ma'a Nonu and Piri Weepu pose for one of Weepu's Twitter shots.

New Zealand’s rugby stars are back on Twitter after their Rugby World Cup social media ban came to an end.

Players have been posting photos and interacting with fans for the first time in seven weeks due to All Blacks management imposing a social media silence during the World Cup.

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Frequent Twitter users such as Cory Jane and Piri Weepu jumped at the chance to show themselves and team members celebrating after the tournament’s final whistle.

"Wasssuuppp tweeps ... Im back," Weepu wrote, before posting photos of himself and Ma'a Nonu with the Webb Ellis Cup. "living the dream".

Jane is also back in Twitter form posting photographs and making humorous statements about the team’s activities.

On Tuesday, Jane posted a photo of himself in the cockpit of the team's plane to Christchurch for their second victory parade.

"This is ur captain speaking ... we will be taking off 2 the north, climbing to 23000ft & flight time is 28mins so hold on," he wrote. "This is ur captain again ... we will be making a short detour and heading 2 the moon 1st ... Izzy & Zac will be handing out the lollies soon."

Obviously happy to have his freedom back, Jane hinted that he may have been overexcited and overdone the Tweets.

"Been out of the game for a couple months & the thumbs have taken a beating ... 6 per cent battery left on my phone ... that's a sign that I've tweeted 2 much," he wrote.

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