World Rugby (our governing body) identified integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect as the defining character-building characteristics of rugby. These are now collectively known as the World Rugby values and are incorporated within the World Rugby Playing Charter, a guiding document aimed at preserving rugby's unique character and ethos both on and off the field of play.

There are a few more we can talk about but these collective core values enable participants immediately to understand the character of the games and what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes.


Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is generated through honesty and fair play.


Rugby people have a passionate enthusiasm for the game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global rugby family.


Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.


Discipline is an integral part of the game both on and off the field and is reflected through adherence to the laws, the regulations and rugby's core values.


Respect for team-mates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the game is paramount. In rugby it's incredibly rare for everyone to fail to respect one another. You may not agree with every decision but you always call the referee "Sir" and you shake the oppositions hand after every game, no matter what happened on the field. This kind of respect is so rare in this day and age that it's fantastic to be part of a community that holds it as such a core value.

What is Rugby?

Rugby is a free-flowing game that features a combination of strength, speed and STRATEGY to move a ball into an opponents territory ....

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Why play Rugby?

In rugby, every single player on the field has a specific role to play, but TEAMWORK is absolutely needed to achieve success ...

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Rugby core values

Rugby offers a number of values that are essential in everyday life. CORE VALUES such as passion, humility, respect, determination ....

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Rugby resources

Our common goal is to develop our sport. This page should help you get started and will provide some basic info necessary at all levels

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