It is because of, not despite, Rugby’s intensely physical and athletic characteristics that such great camaraderie exists before and after matches. The long-standing tradition of players from competing teams enjoying each other’s company away from the pitch and in a social context remains at the very core of the game.
Outside of Switzerland, Rugby has fully embraced the professional era, but has retained the ethos and traditions of the recreational game. In an age in which many traditional sporting qualities are being diluted or even challenged, Rugby is rightly proud of its ability to retain high standards of sportsmanship, fair play and ethical conduct.
But what enable players and fans immediately to understand the character of the game and what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes? The objective is to ensure that Rugby maintains its unique character both on and off the field by embracing several social and emotional concepts: IT’S CORE VALUES