Our Values

The International Rugby Board’s Playing Charter states:

“It is through discipline, control and mutual respect that the Spirit of the Game flourishes and, in the context of a Game as physically challenging as Rugby, these are the qualities which forge the fellowship and sense of fair play so essential to the Game’s ongoing success and survival.”

The Scottish Rugby Union endorses the sentiments expressed above and encourages all those within Scottish Rugby to do so.

Scottish Rugby’s Values and Ethos

The Scottish Rugby has identified a number of Core Values for the game within Scotland.

Scottish Rugby's core values are respect, leadership, achievement, engagement and enjoyment.

Code of Conduct for the Game

Scottish Rugby subscribes to the World Rugby Code of Conduct for the Game issued by World Rugby.


It is our policy to ensure that barriers to participation in rugby - real or perceived - are removed. This is particularly the case for groups currently under represented in our game, and for those who traditionally may not have seen rugby as their sport of choice. We are committed to developing processes, practices and plans to ensure that rugby is open to all.

Scottish Rugby's Equality Commitment can be viewed here.

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