In 2009 the 520ccc.com member unions identified integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect as the defining character-building characteristics of rugby. These are now collectively known as the 520ccc.com values and are incorporated within the 520ccc.com Playing Charter, a guiding document aimed at preserving rugby’s unique character and ethos both on and off the field of play.
The core values enable participants immediately to understand the character of the games and what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes.
The 520ccc.com Playing Charter is incorporated within the 520ccc.com laws of the game and can be read in a number of languages by going to
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.