Thursday 29 September 2016

'The Ball in the Wall' - Cardiff Castle is suitably ready for The Rugby World Cup 2015

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 18/09/2015 | 12:00

The Ball in the Wall in Cardiff, Wales.
Credit : Cardiff Council
The Ball in the Wall in Cardiff, Wales. Credit : Cardiff Council

The people of Cardiff awoke to a most unusual sight this morning.

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To mark the beginning of the Rugby World Cup organisers have wedged a massive rugby ball into the historic walls of Cardiff Castle.

Cardiff Council said that the super-sized ball was erected overnight to mark the start of a fantastic month for international sport in the Welsh capital.

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Council leader Phil Bale said that the city will play an integral part in the Rugby World Cup 2015, hosting eight matches at the Millennium Stadium and is the only non-English host city.

"The 'Ball in the Wall' is a significant statement which says Rugby World Cup 2015 has arrived in Cardiff and we are ready for it," he said.

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