Code of Conduct for Players


Play for enjoyment and become part of
the rugby family.

Respect the ‘Game of Rugby’ and play
within the Laws of the Game.

Accept the referee’s decision and let your
captain or coach ask any relevant questions.

Play with control. Do not lose your temper.

Always do your best and be committed to
the game, your team and your club.

Be a ‘good sport’. Applaud all good play
whether by your team or the opposition.

Respect your opponent. Treat all players as
you would like to be treated. Do not ‘bully’ or
take advantage of any player.

Rugby is a team sport and make sure you
co-operate with your coach; team mates
and members of your club.

Remember that the goals of the game are to
have fun, improve your skills and feel good.

At the end of the match thank your
opponents and the referee for the match.

Always remember that you owe a duty of
care to your opponents. Tackle hard but 
fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.

Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with
humility – lose with dignity.

As part of the team it is important that you
attend training regularly and listen to your
coach and help your team.

As a team sport it is important to understand
that all members are important to the team! 

Remember you are representing your team,
club, family and the Game of Rugby