A rugby ball is an elongated ellipsoidal ball used in rugby football. Its measurements and weight are specified by World Rugby and the Rugby League International Federation, the governing bodies for both codes, rugby union, and rugby league respectively.
Rugby balls come in four different sizes and possess a variety of qualities. The ball is oval in shape and was originally constructed using a pig’s bladder! The bladder was oval in shape which is how the design was developed.
It is important to choose the right sized ball for a game – if the sizing is incorrect it will affect the teams’ ability to improve technique and ball handling, and there will be difficulty in passing. It’s a good idea to train with the same size balls as you will use for matches to achieve maximum performance.