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10,000 fans attend Wallabies training session

Roar Rookie
4th September, 2007

Wallabies in training

The Qantas Wallabies have received an extraordinary reception from the locals of Montpellier, with 10,000 fans turning out for this afternoon’s open training session at Stade Yves du Manoir.

The 13,000 seat venue had three of its grandstands completely full of spectators, the majority of which had arrived up to two hours prior to the start of the training session to secure a seat.

Flyhalf Stephen Larkham, who has played in two Rugby World Cup finals for the Wallabies, said the packed Stadium provided a “game-like” atmosphere.

“A few of the boys were saying they were a bit nervous before we ran out onto the field,” said Larkham.

“It was incredible to have so many people turn up to watch a training session. I felt like I was running out for a game,” he said.

Wallabies in training