Rugby Values

A Game that Builds Character

Rugby is a global game for all ages, genders, sizes and backgrounds. It is a sport with distinct values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect, up-held and entrenched within the laws of the game. Played in contact and non-contact formats, Rugby is a team sport that delivers significant social and health benefits as well as elite and social competition.

We would like to share this video of our U16 team from 2020. That team was a great example of what club rugby is about, local mates playing rugby together many in their 12th year with Lindfield. They also play great rugby and have fun.

Rugby's Values

The World Rugby member unions 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. 

The 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

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

Passion

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

Solidarity

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

Discipline

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

Respect for team-mates, opponents, match officials and all involved in game is paramount. Core values enable participants immediately to understand the character of games & what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes.