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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.


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Rugby 2005 Other UK cover art - Windows - CMYK
Rugby 2005 Other UK cover art - Xbox - CMYK
Rugby 2005 Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2005" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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IGN Mar 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Age Mar 25, 2005 B 75
TeamXbox Mar 15, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot Mar 22, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpy Mar 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Mar 11, 2005 13 out of 20 65


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harmonia (260) added Rugby 2005 (Xbox) on Mar 21, 2005
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