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The official game of the 2003 Rugby Wold Cup in Australia, Rugby 2004 is the sequel to Rugby 2001 with HB Studios replacing The Creative Assembly as the developers.

Fully licensed by the IRB, Rugby 2004 features 75 stadiums from around the world, including all the World Cup venues, 95 teams including the British Lions and world champion Australian Wallabies and more than 2000 players each with individual names called by the BBC's John Inverdale and Channel 7's Gordon Bray.

Major additions to the game include Super 12 and European Cup provincial tournaments, a player editor, custom teams, skill challenges like those found in other EA Sports games and an exclusive soundtrack by INXS.


Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 When the player elects to play they are given the choice of tournament play, training, or loading an existing game. This is the training menu
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 A try has been awarded<br>As with football games it is shown replayed from other angles<br>Unlike football games it is not shown endlessly from other angles
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 The Bulls have been awarded a 'knock on'. Here the player is being shown a choice of defensive options
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 Wales to kick off

Promo Images

Rugby 2004 Screenshot
Rugby 2004 Render Re-saved from available TIF file
Rugby 2004 Screenshot
Rugby 2004 Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2004" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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IGN Windows Nov 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PC Gamer Windows Feb, 2004 68 out of 100 68 PlayStation 2 Sep 19, 2003 13 out of 20 65
GameZone PlayStation 2 Sep 28, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
GameZone Windows Nov 19, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2003 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Windows Oct 21, 2003 4.2 out of 10 42
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Sep 29, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Factornews PlayStation 2 Oct 02, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Absolute Games ( Windows Jun 28, 2004 30 out of 100 30


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