Rugby Ball Buyers Guide

Rugby Ball Size Guide

There are a number of different sizes of rugby ball, perfect for players of different ages designed to maximise the development of handling skills at training. This table indicates the Gilbert rugby ball size against the appropriate age range.

The rugby balls size are demonstrated below: 

Size 5 - Length 285mm, Girth 585mm

Size 4 - Length 275m, Girth 545mm

Size 3 – Length 255mm, Girth 535mm

Midi - Length 215mm, Girth 420mm

Mini – Length 160mm, Girth 315mm

Replica ball

A Gilbert Replica Ball is perfect for those wanting a high quality ball to practice training and handling at home.

All Gilbert replica rugby balls include the trademark Gilbert ellipses and are made with 3 Ply backing material to ensure great shape retention. Each high-grade Gilbert replica ball also includes the standard Gilbert pimple grip pattern and a grippy rubber compound surface.

These balls are high quality hand stitched rugby balls with a synthetic latex bladder for optimum air retention.

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SUPPORTER Ball

A Gilbert Supporter Ball is the perfect rugby ball for memorabilia or a light hearted game of rugby at home with family and friends.

Supporter balls have different designs to the replica balls making them easy to spot, and they use a 2 ply backing material for shape retention.  

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Gilbert Rugby are the Number one Rugby ball manufacturers in the world. 

Training Ball

Gilbert Rugby Training Balls are made with cost and resilience in mind so they can withstand the rigours of multiple training sessions.

Materials - They are made with a higher percentage of synthetic rubber rather than natural rubber which makes them a more robust ball.

Grip - The high percentage of synthetic rubber reduces the natural grip properties. Because of this Gilbert have introduced the patented triangular surface grip pattern on our G-TR 4000 training balls.

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