Not all of our balls are made in the same way. The panels can be stitched in different ways: machine stitched or hand-stitched for more resistance to wear, better shape retention, and therefore better performance.
A ball's grip is what lets you control it when passing and receiving.
A ball for beginners and for learning
As a beginner, you'll want a fun ball that's easy to handle: get something light and grippy from the 100 or 300 range that will help you progress.
A ball for regular play
If you train or play matches regularly, you'll need a durable ball that stays inflated and is comfortable on both your hands and feet. The 500 and 900 ranges are just your thing.
World Rugby standards
All our balls comply with World Rugby standards for match use.
For size 5:
Shape: the ball should be oval and composed of four panels.
Dimensions: length: 280 to 300 millimetres; circumference: 740 to 770 millimetres; width: 580 to 620 millimetres
Leather or synthetic leather materials.
Weight: 410 to 460 grammes.
Air pressure at the start of the match: 65.71 to 68.75 kilopascals or 0.67 to 0.70 kg per cm2
Choosing the right size
There are different sizes of ball available.
For younger children (aged 5 to 9), choose a size 3 ball: lighter and easier to handle.
For children aged 10 to 14, go for a size 4 ball.
For anyone older than 14, choose a size 5 ball.
To help you, the size is written on the ball.
Our balls are designed in partnership with our technical partners Jean-Marc Doussain and Jonathan Wisniewski, who play professionally in the TOP14.
They help us improve our balls by getting involved at every stage of the design process, and by validating them during tests that reproduce real-life playing conditions.