Oval. A Gilbert football for Rugby Union, a Steeden Football for Rugby League and a Sherrin for Australian Rules Football (AFL).
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The shape of a rugby ball.
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the rugby ball looks like an egg and oral shape. The original rugby ball was round. Later, rugby balls were made from an inflated pig's bladder encased in leather. This gave the ball its oval shape. Modern rugby balls don't include a pig's bladder.
Its a prolate spheroid
A rugby ball is oval in shape because it a good shape to throw and catch. It also makes it more aerodynamic and bounces more interestingly and unpredictably when hitting the floor.
A rugby (league or union) ball is a prolate spheroid. The same shape is also used in Australian Rules Football, and in both American and Canadian football.
Haumea is ellipsoid in shape. In this way it is not unlike a rugby ball or an American football.
James Harrison 1879-1946
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An American football is the same shape as a rugby ball. A football is slightly smaller and is more pointed whereas a rugby ball is rounder in overall shape. A football skin is rougher to make it easier to be carried and can be leather whereas a rugby ball is slightly smother for aerodynamics (kicking and passing ) of a synthetic rummer outer panelled skin and a silicone bladder which is inflated to give the ball its shape. The size, weight and construction materials of a rugby ball is very closely monitored by the NRL and IRB Boards.
Its an oval ball similar in shape to an American football but larger.