Why play Rugby?
A question that is frequently asked, with the unstated view that it is such a rough, tough game why would any sensible person play it? Particularly so in Asia, however the benefits are, if anything, even stronger in this part of the world. Rugby is a game that develops character, self-discipline and the need for, and benefit of, teamwork. As the old saying goes: there is no “I” in team!
The five keys values of the sport according to World Rugby are: Integrity; respect; determination; discipline; solidarity and passion.
Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is generated through honesty and fair play.
Rugby people have a passionate enthusiasm for the game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global rugby family.
Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.
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.
Respect for team-mates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the game is paramount.
The nature of the game means that there are many different roles that make virtues out of being small, tall, strong, light, fast and not so fast - it’s not a one size fits all sport! Everyone is welcome, give it your all, keep working hard and have fun! The friendships that are made are built to last.