Giant rugby ball appears in castle walls

Ha! Rugger

An enormous rugby ball has been installed in Cardiff Castle’s walls.

The intriguing sculpture celebrates the start of the Rugby World Cup – which kicks off this evening.

Cardiff Council Leader Phil Bale said the ball in the wall was intended to “cause a stir”.

Onlookers loving it

Cllr Phil Bale said: “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.

“On the morning of the first day of Rugby World Cup 2015, a giant rugby ball, based on the official Tournament ball produced by Gilbert, appears to have crashed into the side of Cardiff Castle.

“The “Ball in the Wall” is guaranteed to cause a stir in the Welsh capital, and marks the start of what is set to be a fantastic month for international sport in Cardiff.”

The Rugby World Cup kicks off tonight as England face Fiji at Twickenham.

Wales’ first game will be vs. Uruguay on September 20th, 14.30pm, at the Millennium Stadium.