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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 Running rugby
Jonah Lomu Rugby DOS Title screen
Jonah Lomu Rugby PlayStation The game's title screen
Jonah Lomu Rugby DOS Team info (in Spanish)

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joypad SEGA Saturn Oct, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 1997 8.75 out of 10 88
Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 86 out of 100 86
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 31, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86 PlayStation Oct 07, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Consoles News SEGA Saturn Sep, 1997 84 out of 100 84
PC Jeux DOS Sep, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Jun, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games PlayStation May, 1997 72 out of 100 72


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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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