Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team
members and include all because working as a team enriches our
lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves
alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely
on one another and understand that each player has a part to play.
We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate
words or actions.
Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high
esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect
of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and
accept our decisions. We respect opposition players and
supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and
treat clubhouses with consideration.
Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. We
encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport
to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard
our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a
team and part of the rugby family.
Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is
one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and
fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and
exciting global sport. We support our disciplinary system, which
protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport's
laws and regulations and report serious breaches.
Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built.
We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and
opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are
generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but
not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We
ensure that the well-being and development of individual players
is central to all rugby activity.