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Description

As the first Rugby title on the Playstation 2, EA Sports Rugby is a full on simulation of the sport (played mainly in Europe, Australasia and Africa). All of the major nations of rugby are represented, including Australia (the current World Cup champions), New Zealand, England, France and South Africa. The game is also fully licenesed with every player of every team rendered into the game.

There are many trophies to be won, here's a quick run down:

World Cup: Much the same as the Football variety, the best in the world fight to become world champions.

6 Nations: Only 6 nations are represented in this European tournament to play as: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

Tri-Nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa play in this tournament.

Bledisloe Cup: It's Australia vs New Zealand, in a best of three tournament.

Calcutta Cup: Much like the above, except it's England and Scotland that fight it out.

Screenshots

Rugby Windows Looks like trouble...
Rugby Windows The introduction is typical EA lore
Rugby Windows Title screen
Rugby Windows The ball, already flying towards the posts for a drop goal

Promo Images

Rugby Screenshot
Rugby Screenshot
Rugby Screenshot
Rugby Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2001" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Rugby World Cup" -- Working title
  • "Rugby 2001" -- Windows European title
  • "EA Sports Rugby" -- PlayStation 2 title

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User Reviews

Pure trash Windows Evil-Jim (175)

Critic Reviews

Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Jun 17, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 14, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Aug, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jan 10, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Windows Oct 24, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

The game has regional boxes for South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and France. They feature star players from those areas and images of matches between their major rivals on the back.

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Contributed to by Kartanym (12758) and Evil-Jim (175)