Rugby Union is a game that develops leadership, team spirit, courage, sportsmanship, and friendship. These values and traditions develop from the first time a young player shakes hands with their opposite number, leading to a life long passion for and involvement with the game at all levels. Foremost, the game of Rugby embodies the best Australian values and the nation’s indomitable spirit.
The key values of the game of rugby consist of Australian pride, team work and camaraderie, love of the game, and tradition and heritage.
Rugby embodies the best Australian values and the nation’s unyielding spirit. Through it’s success on the International stage, rugby provides all Australians with a sense of pride, affiliation and belonging.
Rugby is unselfish and focused on team play achievement. Its rugged nature is balanced by the concepts of fair play, sportsmanship, fun and ultimately mateship. This can be experienced at any age, any level and anywhere – on the field, in the stands or in the pub.
Rugby engenders an abiding passion – an intensely personal pleasure in playing or watching. It creates an unaffected joy.
The ethos of rugby has shaped a code of behaviour that has transcended generations since 1823. It’s time-honoured legacy creates a broader social environment for the sport that engages the family and community and strengthens the ties that bind Australia together.