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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.

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