Thank you for choosing the ‘Respect Rugby’ program and for your continued support of Rugby Union in New South Wales.
Rugby Union is a game steeped in tradition and is renowned for its respectfulness and consideration towards all participants. However, with this tradition comes a great responsibility; a responsibility to maintain the respect towards all that participate and contribute to making our game great.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the ‘Respect Rugby’ program which has been created to be proactive to help us maintain these mighty traditions of our game that we can sometimes take for granted. We understand that many of our affiliates continue to provide great environments for those who participate; the program is designed as a best practice model and to be used as an information resource and guideline for all.
I recommend the program to all and wish you all the very best for the forthcoming seasons.

Enjoy yourselves.

Andrew Hore
CEO New South Rugby Union




It is with great pleasure that I accept the role as the Ambassador of the ‘Respect Rugby’ Program.
As I transition from Player to Coach I have become very aware of the pressures of the Rugby environment and I have now established a unique understanding of how important it is to maintain the values and the behavioural expectations that has made our game so great from the Waratahs down to our Under 6s. The ‘Respect Rugby’ program and its resources provides the Rugby community with the guidelines to maintaining the mighty traditions of our game.
I look forward to seeing you all on a sideline soon as our Community game goes from strength to strength.


Pat McCutcheon
Former Waratah and Aussie 7s Player
Waratahs Elite Youth Manager and NSWRU Under 20s Coach