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Jonah Lomu Rugby

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Based on the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa and officially licenced by player of the tournament Jonah Lomu, this game plays as more of an arcade style of gameplay rather than a sports simulation. Players can compete in the full World Cup, a round-robin league, or a knock-out cup.

The 32 included teams range from the All Blacks of New Zealand and Springboks of South Africa to minnows such as Namibia and Hong Kong, neither of which qualified for the final stages.


Jonah Lomu Rugby PlayStation A scene from the animated introduction
Jonah Lomu Rugby PlayStation The Territories Cup is actually a group showing five different tournaments
Jonah Lomu Rugby PlayStation The game's title screen
Jonah Lomu Rugby PlayStation The game's menu

Alternate Titles

  • "JLR" -- Common Abbreviation
  • "Great Rugby '98" -- Japanese release

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Joypad SEGA Saturn Oct, 1997 89 out of 100 89
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 31, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86
Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Oct 07, 2010 17 out of 20 85
PC Jeux DOS Sep, 1997 83 out of 100 83


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In the game, New Zealand wears their alternate white strip only against France, however in real life they only wear the alternate strip when they play Scotland.

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