A record-breaking crowd turned out at Stadium MK as Milton Keynes delivered a spectacular Rugby World Cup 2015 match.
A thrilling encounter saw France beat Canada 41-18 in the Pool D match, but this was about much more than just the result.
After three years in the planning, Stadium MK played host to its first of three Rugby World Cup matches.
The stadium was transformed by the blues, greens and pinks of the Tournaments colours and thousands of France, Canada and neutral fans poured into Milton Keynes for the fixture.
Stadium MK's previous record attendance of 27,411 was surpassed with 28,145 – including His Royal Highness Prince Harry - turning out for the historic event.
Rugby World Cup is the third largest sporting event on the planet and Stadium MK will be ready to go once again on Saturday, October 3 when Samoa v Japan will take centre stage.