RUGBY WORLD CUP DIGEST – DAY ONE: Mail Sport's rugby experts bring you a behind the scenes look at France's thrilling opening night win over New Zealand in Paris and how Wales and Ireland are gearing up in Bordeaux

RUGBY WORLD CUP DIGEST – DAY ONE: Mail Sport’s rugby experts bring you a behind the scenes look at France’s thrilling opening night win over New Zealand in Paris and how Wales and Ireland are gearing up in Bordeaux

The Rugby World Cup kicked off on Friday night with a packed Stade de France watching on as two of the favourites collided.

The hosts handed a nation the result it craved as they opened their campaign with a 27-13 victory in Paris.

It was the All Blacks’ first pool-phase defeat in World Cup history and they could have few complaints.  

Sportsmail’s rugby experts Chris Foy and and Nik Simon were there to capture the pre match build up and offered their post match verdict.

Meanwhile, Alex Bywater reports from Bordeaux as Wales and Ireland get set for their openers against Fiji and Romania respectively. 

Watch the video below 

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