Rugby
Its Core
Values

Rugby is more than just a game.

Rugby is more than just a game.

Rugby is the pleasure of participating, the courage and skill which the game demands, the love of a team sport that enriches the lives of all involved and the lifelong friendships forged through a shared interest in the game.

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

The core values of Rugby

Integrity | Passion | Solidarity | Discipline | Respect | Unified against Racism

INTEGRITY

Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is generated through honesty and fairness: Everybody will be playing by this line of thought, and the success of this attitude will boost the fair play of the sport.

PASSION

Rugby people have a passionate enthusiasm for the game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the Swiss as well as the global rugby family.

SOLIDARITY

Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.

DISCIPLINE

Discipline is an integral part of the game both on and off the field and is reflected through adherence to the laws, the regulations and rugby’s core values. The referee’s words are law!

RESPECT

The very first lesson a rugby player learns when starting in this sport is to have a profound sense of respect for teammates, opponents, referees and every person involved in the game, the match, including the fans.

UNIFIED AGAINST RACISM

The Swiss Rugby family stand firmly against racism and discrimination of any kind. We believe in diversity and inclusion at all levels of our community, and we strongly advocate for these values.

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