Rugby culture emphasizes sportsmanship and camaraderie. It is much more than a game for us.
It may be confusing from an outsider’s perspective, but there is no denying rugby is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. It iss also one steeped in tradition.
Rugby has unique post-match customs and traditions that are still carried out today, from the amateur club level to the pros and national teams. It is a culture that emphasizes sportsmanship and camaraderie the moment the final whistle blows.
You can play 80 minutes against a team, try to smash each other and then after the game everyone is friends. After the game you would go into each other’s locker room and chat with the guys, just talk about whatever. This is something that you do not see too many professional sportsmen do. It is hard to imagine such a physical sport having such a friendly culture, but the it is that element of the game that fuels the traditions. You create this kind of respect for the game and for the other guy on the field and that is what draws you into loving the sport and wanting to go out and meet the guys on a personal level.
And rugby is so much more than just a game for us. You cannot find this kind of camraderie in any other sports that easily. Whether you are good at rugby or not, it does not matter - everyone can get involved! We welcome all different shapes and sizes, ages, and levels of fitness. This is what rugby is all about. Whether you are 17 or 47, we keep encouraging everyone to keep going.
We are here to generate an incredible community and camaraderie among both players and fans. This beautiful game is accessible to everyone, big to small, men and women, and every ethnicity and upbringing imaginable.