Excerpt: I'll admit that I was really looking for one thing in the visual department. That was, how devastating the hits were going to look. Having played Rugby for LSU for a whole year, I knew what I was looking for. The intro looked really nice, with lighting and shadowing going where they're supposed to go. I jumped into Rugby waiting for the hits. Was I disappointed? I don't think so.
Conclusion: Even though the game has some issues with graphics and AI, it is pure unadulterated fun. And not just for the rugby fan. I introduced the title to my brother, who kept confusing rugby with Australian rules football. But after a quick run through the training mode and a ten-minute explanation of the rules, he started playing and was immediately hooked. We played Rugby for hours while Gran Turismo 3, NCAA Football 2002, and other titles sat unused. Why?