Richard Lindon (1816 - 1887) and William Gilbert (1799-1877) started making balls for Rugby school out of hand stitched, four-panel, leather casings and pigs' bladders. Both men owned boot and shoe making businesses located close to Rugby school. Originally, Gilbert's business was located at 19 High Street and Lindon lived next door as a young man at number 20 . The High street led directly to Rugby schools quad entrance which is where the boys played football (quad ball) before Rugby school gained its playing fields.
John Gilbert invented the rugby ball. John Gilbert invented the first rugby ball it is a oval shape because it is made from a pigs bladder and I'm not telling porkies . He also owned a small rugby shop in England which is now a museum. His nephew is famous for his lungs because he can blow up rugby balls the biggest and the tightest. John Gilbert lends his name to the company in England which makes most rugby balls.
There was no particular inventor. The idea of a Rugby World Cup had been suggested on numerous occasions going back to the 1950s, but met with opposition from most unions in the IRFB. The idea resurfaced several times in the early 1980s, with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) independently writing to the IRFB seeking to conduct a World Cup tournament. In 1985, Australia, New Zealand and France were in favour of a world cup and, despite knowing that the international sports boycott of the apartheid regime would prevent their participation, the South African delegates also voted in favour, which was vital in tying the vote 8-8. When one English delegate followed by a Welsh delegate switched sides, the IRFB finally approved the inaugural cup, by 10 votes to 6.
The people behind the rugby ball are Ricahrd Lindon and William Gilbert. Lindon set up home and shop at 6/6a Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, England, immediately opposite the front doors of the Quadrangle of the Rugby School. As a boot and shoemaker, Lindon supplied footwear to the townsfolk of Rugby including the teachers and pupils of the school. Gilbert had a boot and shoemakers shop in the high street next to Rugby School and started making balls for the school out of hand stitched, four-panel, leather casings and real pigs' bladders.
The ball and its now famous shape came in to being around 1820 In Rugby Warwickshire England. The ball at the time was round(ish) made of leather and pigs bladder. The ball shape became its torpedo like form in the 1870 due to the fact that it would fly better through the air when passed its shape continued to form until you have todays shape. It was the Gilbert Brothers who first supplied that Ball to Rugby School England
No. Not a ninja. The rugby ball was made when John Gilbert made a rugby ball out fo pigs bladder
There were first developed in the UK in Rugby where the school reputed to be the starting point is based.
Walter Camp was a pioneer of American football, though it was not invented, but derived from Europe's rugby
William Webb-Ellis invented rugby by picking up the ball and running with it.....whilst playing football, also known as soccer today.
A rugby ball
Its a rugby ball
A Rugby Ball. there are no other names for it
Its called "A Rugby Ball" simple as that - There are different manufactures of these balls but they are all a rugby ball
Football ( rugby ) was invented from soccer, when some kids picked the ball up and decided to run with it and it is named rugby because that was the name of the school (in england) where the kids did that
No one is sure when or where the first person picked up a ball and ran with it. Rugby (the game) is called Rugby because it was first place to write down rules. The Rugby game was written down after William Webb Ellis picked up a ball and ran with it. He was in a football match when he grew tired of kicking the ball and he picked it up.
Many people believe that the game of rugby was created in 1823 when, one, William Webb Ellis 'with fine disregard for the rules of football, as played in his time at Rugby school, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the game of Rugby'.
how was the rugby ball originally made
A rugby ball