Excerpt: It's safe to say that EA Sports has spoiled us over the years when it comes to the overall look of any of its sports franchises. That said, I was completely let down with Rugby 2004 's appearance. After successful and renowned graphics with almost all of EA Sports' games, I failed to see any similarities with the graphic presentation of this sim. The animations weren't too bad, but the character models were uncharacteristically blocky.
Summary: EA Sports Rugby 2004 has been timed nicely to coincide with the World Cup over the coming months. The gameplay is solid enough while the presentation and graphics should have been much better. Rugby fans will enjoy this title.