Rugby World Cup: Opening ceremony pictures from Twickenham
The Rugby World Cup began when England took on Fiji in the first game of the tournament.
But before that, there was the obligatory opening ceremony to get through.
Rugby World Cups might not be renowned for their opening ceremonies in the way events such as the Olympics are, but with English rugby given an opportunity to impress with the world looking on, it was quite a show at Twickenham...
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