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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 France vs. Scotland: replay of Michalak attempting a drop goal.
Rugby 2005 Windows Fiji vs. Samoa, match setup.
Rugby 2005 Windows Selecting teams for a one-off match.
Rugby 2005 Windows Fiji vs. Samoa: Caucaunibuca celebrates his try with Naevo.

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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
IGN Xbox Mar 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
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 Windows Sep 17, 2006 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Xbox Mar 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2005 13 out of 20 65 Windows Mar 11, 2005 13 out of 20 65


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