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In pictures: Munster players and fans make their presence felt in Marseilles

7,000 fans from the southern province are turning the port town red as we speak.

NOT SINCE JASON BOURNE showed up with a dodgy passport, a stare at the CCTV cameras and revenge in his eyes has an arrival in Marseilles caused such a stir.

The Munster squad touched down in the south of France early this evening and their legions of loyal fans were not far behind. The reconnaissance crews, in fact, had arrived 24 hours earlier with a mission to scout out the finest watering holes.

Here are a few of the best pictures from the port town with less than 48 hours from Munster’s date with Heineken Cup destiny.

Elaine Whelan from Limerick and Philip Farrissey from Cork Philip Farrissey and Elaine Whelan from Cork. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Munster fan Jane Malone from Nenagh Co Limerick in Marseille Jane Malone from Nenagh. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Paul O'Connell arrives in Marseille Paul O'Connell leads the charge, shortly after touchdown in Marseilles. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

David Kilcoyne arrives in Marseille Dave Kilcoyne has brought his yellow DIY box of tricks. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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Simon Zebo arrives in Marseille Simon Zebo strikes a pose as he boards the team bus. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Sarah Murray, Aisling Murray from Patrickswell Co Limerick with Ann Acheson from Kildare Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

*Munster take on Toulon from 3:40pm on Sunday and TheScore.ie will be bringing you all the action from France from 3pm.

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