Summary: Rugby 2004 was aweful but better than 2001, in the same way 2005 is better than 2004 but still not great. The big plus point is that this game can actually be fun to play (2004 was no fun at all) but there is no realism whatsoever. Forward play can work but just seems to be a slower way to score than giving it to the backs. No skill is required to defend as players preform superman style tackles aslong as they're within range.
Summary: On first playing this game, it seems like an excellent improvement, however soon you begin to notice the numerous flaws in the game. For me the most irritating thing is, as touched upon by a previous review, the inability of the computer to give a penalty against its team. However, this flaw is even worse than it sounds. It would be fine if the computer never commited penalty offences, however, they do, all the time!
Summary: This game was looking so promising for me. Took a while to get used to the controls, but once I did I found the game superb. There's a nice variety of formations, moves: sidesteps, shoulder charges, long passes, Excellent, a lot of time and effort has gone into making this game as close to the real thing as possible (close up graphics aren't there yet).
Summary: in the past rugby games have not been so bad but this disgraces EA sports with its cofusing control system, slow game play, unrealistic graphics which will make you want send it back the day you brought it, sure give it a try but dont be disapointed has soon has the whistle blows and your mouth is wide open in disgust. i dont recommend this.