The players who made the trip - Alix Popham, Stephen Jones, Shane Williams, Iestyn Thomas and Garan Evans - had an early morning start, hitting the launch pad at 4.00am, but taking a leaf out of the Philias Fog book of personal journeys seems to have gone down well.
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The famous round-the-world-traveller beat the odds in his famous '80 day' journey, so let's see if Wales can emulate him, beat the odds and go all the way to the top in the Rugby World cup.
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