Best Rugby Balls

Updated October 2020
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22 Models Considered
10 Hours Researched
1 Experts Interviewed
503 Consumers Consulted
Zero products received from manufacturers.

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No, you can’t use a football to play rugby. While they are both oval in shape and 11 inches long, the ends of a rugby ball are flatter. That means it has more drag through the air as it is passed from one player to the next, which is a lot more frequent in rugby than it is in football, where the ball is often thrown in a lateral formation. All rugby balls now are synthetic, since leather absorbs water and becomes heavy. While the standard regulation rugby ball size is 5, there are also smaller sizes for kids and practice use, and a wide range of colors and licensed logos are available.

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    Heather MacKenzie
    President & Chief Content Officer
  • Kyle Schurman
    Kyle Schurman
    Writer
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    Melinda Snowden
    Web Producer

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