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What size rugby ball should I use?

Rugby Ball Size Guide

A popular question amongst many rugby club…

What size rugby ball should my age group use? Or, my son is 10 what size rugby ball should he have? When do kids start to use a size 5 rugby ball?


Rugby Ball Size 3 – appropriate for Mini Rugby (ages U7, U8, U9)

Rugby Ball Size 4 – appropriate for Junior Rugby (ages U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14)

Rugby Ball Size 5 – appropriate for all ages, including women’s rugby over the age of 15. (from U15 upwards)

Rugby Ball size 4.5 – designed for the Ladies Rugby, women generally have smaller hands and therefore this size was introduced. However, most ladies teams still use the size 5.