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Rugby World Cup kicks off in New Zealand

Rugby World Cup Opening CeremonyAFP
Maori performers during the opening ceremony

The Rugby World Cup has begun in New Zealand with a spectacular opening ceremony.

The hosts are the favourites to take the trophy, and they got off to a great start beating Tonga 41-10 in the first match of the tournament.

There will be loads of pressure on them though, as they haven't won a World Cup since 1987.

The competition's 48 matches are played over the next six-and-a-bit weeks, with the final on Sunday 23 October.