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Rugby 2005 is the first update to EA Sports' rugby franchise. The game is now powered by EA's FIFA engine. Features include overhauled gameplay, motion captured animation, crowd chants for major stadiums, and unique heads for famous players. The BBC's Ian Robertson and former All Black Murray Mexted provide commentary. Mexted also guides the player through extensive interactive training drills.

Rugby 2005 includes up to date listings for all the major international teams, plus options to edit squads and create new players. Players can compete in tournaments such as the 6 Nations, Tri Nations, Super 12 and European Trophy championships.


Rugby 2005 Windows Super 12 match between the Chiefs and the Waratahs: scrum for the Chiefs, broadcast camera angle.
Rugby 2005 Windows The All Blacks perform the haka.
Rugby 2005 Windows Training drills: practicing special moves.
Rugby 2005 Windows Michalak kicks off for France, classic camera angle.

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Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2005" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation 2 Apr 01, 2005 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age Xbox Mar 25, 2005 B 75
TeamXbox Xbox Mar 15, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot Xbox Mar 22, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpy Xbox Mar 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Xbox Mar 11, 2005 13 out of 20 65 PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2005 13 out of 20 65


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