Rugby Balls

Rugby Balls

A great range of rugby balls to choose between – from school PVC balls to Gilbert match rugby balls. Also see our great value Stratus Extreme rugby ball kits too.

Our range of rugby balls cater to all requirements.  We have size two and a half, three, four and five balls. See below for the age groups that use the different sized balls in New Zealand.


Size 2.5 : up to 7 year olds, size 3 : 7 – 9 year olds, size 4 : 10 – 14 year olds, size 5 : 15+ years

When selecting a rugby ball you need to not only consider the size of the ball but in addition the quality.  For training purposes a slightly cheaper ball is all that is required.  You will need 10-15 of these per team so price can become an issue. The training balls still need to be of good quality. They need to last one or two seasons. Training balls do not need to be an expensive match ball however. For training you need a ball that will stand repeated use and retain its pressure and shape over time.

Match rugby balls are only needed for match day. It is worth spending more on this ball as you will only need one or two balls for a team.

Whenever possible ensure that all the rugby balls you use are official size and weight. Below are the official weights and dimensions for size 5 balls.

Official Size & Weight

Size 5 : length 280 – 300 mm; circumference, long way round 740-770mm; circumference, short way round 580-620mm. weight 410-460 grams.

Make sure to check the pressure of the rugby ball from time to time. The balls will slowly lose pressure.  The required pressure for each ball can differ. This pressure should be marked on the ball, often near the valve of the ball.

Most size 5 rugby balls  have a pressure of approximately 8-10 psi.  This will differ for the smaller sized balls.  Always check the recommended pressure on the ball before inflating.

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