Yesterday’s Open Training Session saw 3, 500 supporters descend on the sun-drenched Sportsground in Galway to watch Joe Schmidt put his extended squad of 47 players through their paces as they prepare for the upcoming Rugby World Cup. After an hour of precise and action-packed training drills on the main pitch, the players took their time going around to all the young (and older) supporters to sign autographs and pose for selfies.

In this video, Conor Murray and Tommy Bowe speak about their Rugby World Cup preparations and thank the thousands of supporters who came out to see the players at the open training session at the Sportsground.

Click here to see photos from the day.

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