Why Is a Rugby Ball Oval Shaped?

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The oval shape of the rugby ball emanated from the pigs bladder used to make the balls hence reputed to have given the rugby ball its distinctive oval shape. The rugby ball is oval in shape because it has a good shape to throw and catch, easier to pass, fits under the arm so it's easier to run with and lastly it doesn't roll so far therefore it stays in play longer
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easier to catch and hold i think. also adds an element of unpredictability when it bounces
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Rugby balls first began in the early 1800s as stuffed and stitched pig bladders in early English schools. Richard Lindon is credited with the invention and may have also died from
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I heard that by the day when William Webb Ellis first took the football with his hands and started running forward (at the Rugby school) Balls were made with a pig bladder so they
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By Jacques-Samuel Prolon and Mick Donohoe The origins of the rugby ball, the object of all desires on the pitch, goes back to ancient times but its oval shape was given to it far
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