The historic city of Perpignan has seen plenty over its 1,000 years.

France and Spain have fought for control of the Catalan city over the years.

But this weekend the medieval city walls succumbed to a new invader, clad in claret and gold.

Anderson’s barmy army was in town and certainly made their presence felt.

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They sang and danced beneath the walls of the Castillet and sank pint after pint of lager.

The other tourists took it all in with wry smiles and curious questions.

Some of the invaders came from Spain on the official Giants club trip, bussed in for the day from Lloret de Mar.

Others, the advance party, handmade their way south through Luton, Stansted and Manchester to gain a foothold in this town close to the Pyrenees.

The mood was relaxed and carefree with the songs getting louder as the afternoon wore on.

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Then it was time for the main event, at the Stade Gilbert Brutus against the high-flying dragons.

Packed into a corner the Huddersfield fans were in fine voice as there heroes came close to an upset.

It was not to be, with the Giants going down 16-14. But the spirits stayed high and the invading hordes returned to the bars. There was more beer to be drunk as the game was analysed long into a Mediterranean night.