Code of Conduct

To be followed by all club members regardless of age or sex.

  1. Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
  2. Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws and spirit of the Game.
  3. Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
  4. Control your emotions and do not verbally or physically abuse players, referees, or officials.
  5. Use correct and proper language at all times; no swearing.
  6. Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
  7. Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition.
  8. Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
  9. Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
  10. Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  11. At the end of the match thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
  12. Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard but fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.
  13. Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility – lose with dignity.
  14. Be punctual for training and matches or advise your coach/captain if unavailable as early as possible.
  15. Be attentive and work hard at training and coaching sessions.
  16. Ensure any injury pre-training/match is reported immediately to the coach.
  17. As a team sport it is important to understand that all members are important to the team.
  18. Remember you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

It is important to check the code of conduct for changes on a regular basis to ensure that you are up to date n the latest version. Any changes may be reported in our news feed on the website, or facebook and twitter pages though it remains your responsibility to check this page for changes which may not have been reported.