Wed 24 Jul 2019 16:26

The humble rugby ball, formerly known as a ‘quanco’, is iconic in the game for its odd shape, completely different to almost every other sport. Whilst cricket, football, tennis and more use traditional spheres for their playing equipment, the rugby ball is an ‘elongated ellipsoid’ or basically oval.

So what’s it’s history, to find out more go to the “Beginners Guide” page or click this link:

05 The Ball


Other articles in the series:

01 Positions in Rugby

02 Refereeing Rugby

03 A Guide from 1947

04 Why we play the game?


To see all articles, click here:

Beginners Guides

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