Ireland’s World Cup squad and management team touched down in Bordeaux, their base for the tournament’s pool stages, on Wednesday evening. See below for a photo gallery link.
After landing at Bordeaux Airport, Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll said: “It’s not until you finally touch the ground in the country where the competition is taking place that you get the feeling of taking part in a World Cup.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s Pool D clash with Namibia, he added: “I’m fit for selection. Depending on what this man beside me (Eddie O’Sullivan) decides. I’m certainly hoping to play in that number 13 shirt.”
For photos of Ireland’s departure from Dublin and arrival in Bordeaux on Wednesday, please click here.