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Length of a rugby ball

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An official Rugby union ball is oval and made of four panels, has a length in-line of 280-300 millimetres, a circumference (end to end) of 740-770 millimetres, and a circumference (in width) of 580-620 millimetres.

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2004 IRB Law 2 states that:

The ball must be oval and made of four panels.

Length in line 280 - 300 millimeters

Circumference (end to end) 740 - 770 millimeters

Circumference (in width) 580 - 620 millimeters

Material: Leather or suitable synthetic material. It may be treated to make it water resistant and easier to grip.

Weight: 410 - 460 grams

Air pressure at start of play: 65.71-68.75 kilopascals, or 0.67-0.70 kilograms per square centimeter, or 9.5-10.0 lbs per square inch.

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length 280 - 300 mm

circumference, long way round 740 - 770 mm

circumference, short way round 580 - 620 mm

weight 410 - 460 gms

the air pressure in the ball at the start of the game must be in range 0.67 - 0.70 kg/sq cm or 9.5 - 10.0 lbs/sq inch

as required under IRB Rules

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as there are technically 2 diamentions because a rugby ball is long/round and round here are the full IRB regulations

length 280 - 300 mm

circumference, long way round 740 - 770 mm

circumference, short way round 580 - 620 mm

weight 410 - 460 gms

the air pressure in the ball at the start of the game must be in range 0.67 - 0.70 kg/sq cm or 9.5 - 10.0 lbs/sq inch

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The rugby ball may not weigh more than 460 grams.

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A rugby ball at standard play level is expected to be under IRB rules between

410 - 460 grams - average 430

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The rugby ball may not weigh more than 460 grams or less than 410

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