Follow the Mail Sport live blog for the latest news as tournament hosts France kick off the Rugby World Cup against tournament favorites New Zealand.
Sam Cane is absent
“A buzz around this one”
Beaumont and Macron open the tournament
The opening ceremony draws to a close
The flags of each nation on display
William Webb Ellis makes an appearance
Famous for fashion
France in the spotlight
The opening ceremony is underway
Chris Foy gets to the ground
The opening ceremony is about to begin
Welcome to ‘Croqued’!
The New Zealand team will face France
The France team will face New Zealand
The two favorites face each other