National Code of Conduct

The NRL Code of Conduct provides all participants – players, parents, coaches, referees, spectators and officials – with some simple rules that assist in delivering a safe and positive environment to everyone involved in the game.

Within that safe environment, every Rugby League participant has the best chance to enjoy the game. By accepting the standards of behavior in the Code, we provide opportunities for young boys and girls to grow on the field - we build good players, good citizens and good communities in which Rugby League is a social asset. It is strongly recommended that everyone connected with Rugby League adopts these rules as an essential part of the way they contribute to our great game.

According to the general principles of the code, participants are encouraged and expected to:

  • show positive acts of sportsmanship,
  • demonstrate the greatest levels of respect
  • lead by positive example
  • celebrate the “good news” stories
  • accept that the integrity of the sport is of paramount importance.

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