Perfect rugby ball to show off pride in the national team. Carries all of the official licenses. Size 5 ball meets regulation standards. Includes bright scarlet and navy blue colors that stand out.
Price point is a little high. May not stand up well to rough use.
Size 5 ball that will work well for practice or for recreational games. Also works well as a display ball. Black color holds up nicely over time and repeated use. Delivers a solid quality for the price you'll pay.
Tends to lose air during use, requiring frequent reinflation.
Includes a hydratec surface that allows the ball to repel water successfully. Durable materials in this ball that ensure it will perform well for many practice sessions and games. Four different color options.
May need to be re-inflated often. Higher price than some others.
Available in three different color options and in three different size options of 3, 4, or 5. Perfect for helping novices learn to control the ball during practice sessions. Tacky outer surface yields a good grip in all weather.
Ball may struggle to hold air over multiple practice sessions.
Uses outer cover of rubber and cotton to provide a steady grip on the ball. Provides a good price point for a recreational level of rugby ball. Carries a standard size 5 that's perfect for practice sessions.
Ball struggles to continue holding air the more it's used.
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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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