Backstage

Running blog of what happens behind the scenes

The Rugby Ball in Tokyo: Signage

The Rugby Ball in Tokyo: Crowds

The Rugby Ball in Tokyo: Blessing & Opening Ceremony

The Rugby Ball in Tokyo: Inflation

The Rugby Ball in London: Official Opening

The Rugby Ball in London: The Queen, Prime Minister John Keys & the All Blacks visit the ball!

The Rugby Ball in London: Construction & Inflation

The Rugby Ball in Paris: All Blacks vs France

The Rugby Ball in Paris: Open to the public

The Rugby Ball in Paris: People in the park

The Rugby Ball in Paris: Monsieur Rollerboy

The Rugby Ball in Paris: Day 3 (the inflation!)

The Rugby Ball in Paris: Day 2 (and into the night..)

The Rugby Ball in Paris: Day 1 (electrical dramas..)