Rugby World Cup arrives with a bang as Stade de France is lit up with fireworks and 24src volunteers put on a show in opening ceremony… but President Emmanuel Macron is BOOED
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By Luke Power For Mailonline
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The Rugby World Cup began with an extravagant opening ceremony at the Stade de France ahead of the host nation’s clash with New Zealand.
Fans were treated to a boisterous and quaint show infused with French culture, with a gigantic replica Eiffel Tower in the middle of the stadium, a flyover in their flag’s colours, and a baguette masquerading as a rugby ball.
Fireworks fizzed out of the top of the ground and 24src volunteers performed to herald the arrival of a tournament which will run until October 28.
French president Emmanuel Macron was greeted with a chorus of boos as he took to the podium to give a speech.
However, those boos soon turned into chants of ‘Al
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