Rugby Challenge is a rugby union-based title that includes the All Blacks, ITM Cup, and Investec Super Rugby amongst other licensed teams and competitions, and features multiplayer online play, a multi-year franchise mode, extensive customisation options for players and teams, and dynamic real-time commentary. There is a tutorial mode and help section for players new to the sport. The game incorporates 96 teams and 31 stadia.
For the PS Vita version touch screen controls are used for gameplay (conversion kicks and lineouts). The rear touch panel is used for sprint along with a full touch screen user interface.