Emoji dictionary 🏉 Rugby Football emoji [ ruhg-bee foot-bawl ih-moh-jee ] Published September 17, 2021 The Rugby Football emoji 🏉 depicts the ball used in the sport of rugby. It is commonly used to refer to the sport of rugby, rugby players, or to rugby leagues and tournaments. In particular, the Rugby Football emoji 🏉 is used to discuss the Rugby World Cup tournament, which is held every four years and viewed as the world’s premiere championship tournament for both men’s and women’s rugby. The next tournament (women’s) will be held the summer of 2022. The Rugby Football emoji 🏉 should not be confused with the similar-looking American Football emoji 🏈. Related words 🏈 American Football emoji, Rugby World Cup, 🏀 Basketball emoji, ⚾️ Baseball emoji, 🎾 Tennis Racquet and Ball emoji Where does 🏉 Rugby Football emoji come from? The Rugby Football emoji 🏉 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a rugby ball made of brown leather with laces facing the viewer. The Google and Microsoft versions of the emoji depict a rounded ball, while other major platforms depict a ball with pointed tips. Depending on the platform, the ball is either depicted realistically or stylized. The rugby ball depicted on most major platforms was used in the past but is not currently used in professional rugby play. One key difference? Few modern rugby balls have laces. However, the Twitter version of the emoji appears to depict a silver and blue rugby ball similar in appearance to rubber and polyester rugby balls currently used in modern rugby competition. The sport of rugby is played in many countries around the world. On social media, the Rugby Football emoji 🏉 is often used by rugby fans from the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, due to the sport’s higher popularity and frequent media coverage in those countries. Compared to other sports, rugby is not as popular in the United States, which means the Rugby Football emoji 🏉 is much less likely to be used by American social media users. Examples of 🏉 Rugby Football emoji Finally get to play rugby today 💪🏉 @_TBryan, May 1, 2021 Rugby World Cup tickets sorted, what a trip that will be 🏉 🏴 @morganbrett1, March 15, 2021 Who uses 🏉 Rugby Football emoji? The Rugby Football emoji 🏉 is used to refer to rugby, rugby players, or rugby tournaments. What a Derby match to watch👊🏽🔥 100% The Old Faithful got the lads home tonight🙌🏽🏉 #HullFC⚫️⚪️ — Iafeta Paleaaesina (@Fex_P) August 21, 2021 You can’t allow Melbourne to score more points than you. You just won’t beat them that way. 🏉🏉#NRLTitansStorm — James Smith (@JamesSmith1001) August 19, 2021 No running for me today… Instead will save the legs for rugby training this evening 🏉#Rest #Recover — D.J.Lammin (@djlammin) August 19, 2021 In particular, the Rugby Football emoji 🏉 is often used to refer to the Rugby World Cup tournament. Happy Rugby World Cup Day folks 🏉🏆🏴 #RWC2019 — Ricky Harries (@RickyHarries) September 20, 2019 I will be supporting Japan now in the Rugby World Cup. A great team to watch, relentless in attack and defence. 🇯🇵🏉 #RWC2019 — Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) October 13, 2019 Just Added Lunar New Year, nepo baby, tripledemic, home provider, iykyk Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🏉 Rugby Football emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🏉 Rugby Football emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.