This study was conducted for the purpose of examining the effects of team trust element of rugby players on self-determination motive and team performance. As for the study subjects, rugby players participated in the 97th national athletic meet in 2016 were selected. As for data collection, in the total of 221 copies of samples were collected through convenience sampling method and 182 copies were used for the final analysis. Using SPSS 18.0, the collected data were analyzed through frequency analysis, exploratory factor analysis, Cronbach's α test, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis and the following conclusions have been obtained.
First, as for the effects of rugby players' team trust element on self-determination motive, it was found that team trust influenced external moderation, internal moderation, integrated moderation and identification moderation, and teammate trust influenced internal moderation, integrated moderation and identification moderation. Second, as for the effects of rugby players' team trust element on team performance, it was found that team trust and teammate trust influenced team performance. Third, as for the effects of rugby players' self-determination motive on team performance, it was found that integrated moderation and internal moderation influenced team performance.