Summary: This game, like its older versions, focus on the basics of rugby and make it an enjoyable experience for the rugby fan. I'd rather play something realistic and strategy based compared to the likes of Jonah Lomu Rugby which is completely off the basis of rugby.
Summary: Overall a very disappointing game. I've played all of HB Studios Rugby games (formerly under the EA label) starting in 2004, they have all been more or less the same game with minor improvements.
Summary: I've waited for 5 years for a Rugby Union game on Xbox360. It has the developers who did the original EA titles, but not the $ in development. It lacks polish and the cutting edge of say EA's Madden or FIFA series - but they've gone through 20+ iterations from PS1 and early PC days to now.
Summary: Slated by others, although i think it has charm. Its a decent game, graphics are not top notch admittedly and could do with some polishing. No licenses. But a decent game i think. Not much playability beyond world cup mode and place kick shoot out, but turnovers and scrums are good.
Excerpt: Those who have long awaited a new rugby release have been left disappointed by the company who developed the previous games Rugby 08 and Rugby 06. Although this time without the financial backing of EA Sports.
Pros: Multiplayer can be fun | Sound has been improved
Cons: Hardly any content | Glitches | Annoying AI behaviour
Summary: Well this was certainly the biggest waste of money I've ever seen. As everyone has already said I was super excited for this after loving Rugby 08 (I still play it today) which was a fantastic game. I don't think this even comes close to it in terms of content, graphics or gameplay.
Summary: This game is the best game I have played ever, with easy to learn controls and good graphics. The place kick shoot is really fun but can be hard at times. The tours are brilliant fun with challenging unlockables. The best part is the RWC tournament where you can do authentic or randomized schedules.