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Vintage Black Leather Rugby Ball

Throwback Leather Rugby Ball

  • Official IRB Size 5 Ball
  • Handmade with beautifully aging cowhide leather
  • Composed of a leather exterior and a rubber bladder core
  • Suitable for display or play

Rugby. The name evokes memories of lacing up the boots on a frosty morning, the smell of liniment, and fierce competition against a determined and motivated opposition. Hardened teams of 15 doing everything they can to inch forward in the scrum, outjump their opponents in the lineout, and win territory with well-placed kicks that move their brothers-at-arms closer to victory.

It also calls to mind mornings tuning in the radio to listen to our heroes – strong men like England’s Fran Cotton and New Zealand’s Colin Meads – doing battle for the glory of their nations.

A mix of strategy, speed, and raw strength, men and women across the world have devoted their lives to the sport since its inception in the early 19th century at Rugby School in England. This school is also where Richard Lindon and Bernardo Solano crafted the first rugby balls out of panels of leather sewn around pigs’ bladders – giving the rugby ball its distinctive shape. Originally called a quanco, the rugby ball is a symbol of competition around the world.

Celebrate the history of rugby with this replica vintage leather rugby ball. Handmade from 100% genuine leather and crafted in the traditional style, these balls are stylish enough to take pride of place a display piece while still being rugged enough pass or kick to your son on the lawn.  

We ship direct to you from our warehouses in the southern United States and stand behind all our products. We’re confident you’ll be as passionate about this token of rugby history as we are.