Irish rugby fans have complained about long queues inside and outside the stadium at Ireland’s Rugby World Cup opener against Romania and about transport problems and inadequate water supplies.
The match at the Stade de Bordeaux was played in 36-degree heat. Many fans with seats in direct sunshine abandoned their spots and watched from what shade they could find.
Irish fan Joe Murphy said the packed tram bringing them to the game broke down on the way to the stadium. It was “dangerously” warm on board the tram as there was no air conditioning. “People were just bucketing sweat. We saw the driver just walking down the line. There were a few elderly people on board the tram. They were pulling the emergency cord, but there was no response.”
The Irish team were looking ahead to the next challenge after their comprehensive performance against Romania. Video: Irish Rugby TV
The broken-down tram had a knock-on effect on the trams behind and many Irish fans fr
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