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Giant rugby ball 'crashes' into Cardiff Castle

Day one of the Rugby World Cup has kicked off with a bang, as residents of the Welsh capital woke to discover a giant rugby ball embedded into the wall of Cardiff Castle.

The 'Ball in the Wall' Credit: Cardiff Council

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Cardiff Council say the giant ball was put up overnight to mark the start of a fantastic month for international sport in the capital.

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Cardiff will play an integral part in 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!

– The City of Cardiff Council Leader, Cllr Phil Bale

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