In the 1800’s the first rugby ball was made from raw pig’s bladder.The raw pig’s bladder was extremely smelly and unhealthy.
Some people had to breath through the raw pig’s bladder to blow the ball up. Not many people did that because breathing into a raw pig’s bladder was not a popular task. Instead of breathing into pig’s bladder they used a stem clay pipe.
Later on people made rugby balls out of rubber.