RFU Rugby Core Values

RFU Code of Rugby

  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Enjoyment
  • Discipline
  • Sportsmanship

Everyone involved in rugby in England, whether as a player, coach, referee, administrator, parent or spectator is expected to uphold the Core Values of our sport.


  • Play to win - but not at all cost.
  • Win with dignity, lose with grace.
  • Observe the Laws and regulations of the game.
  • Respect opponents, referees and all participants.
  • Reject cheating, racism, violence and drugs.
  • Value volunteers and paid officials alike.
  • Enjoy the game.

There is a video available on YouTube explaining the Core values of Rugby. to watch follow the link

RFU Core Values Video