Ma'a Nonu celebrated his 100th New Zealand cap with a try as his side wrapped up a clean sweep of group-stage victories by thrashing Tonga 47-9 at St James' Park last night.
The team have been spotted at Newcastle Airport today ahead of their quarter-final match in Cardiff on October 17.
The Magpies have moved to allay any worries about the pitch at St James' Park following the Rugby World Cup matches.
Officers have thanked rugby fans from across the world and local people after Newcastle successfully hosted three World Cup matches.
Scotland are into the World Cup quarter-finals, but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle.