Rugby 2005

Release date: 4 March 2005
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts


EA Sports keeps the egg-shaped ball rolling with the next instalment of Rugby 2005.

The EA Sports machine continues to storm along as unstoppably as Martin Johnson or Jonah Lomu with the latest incarnation of its Rugby series. Rugby 2005 captures the passion and skill of one of the roughest sports on the planet and puts it all at your fingertips.

Rugby 2005 features a host of upgrades over its predecessor, including the ability to perform 'fakes' with the right analog stick, and improved kicking control..

Motion-captured player animations, coupled with realistic stadium crowds who react, sing, and chant along with the action on pitch provide a sense of realism and immersion that is a hallmark of EA Sports franchises.

Like all EA Sports titles, Rugby 2005 features all the official team and player names, fully up-to-date statistics, and all of the key tournaments, from the Tri-Nations to the Super 12.


  • Improved graphical realism and upgraded game features

  • Up-to-date statistics covering all the major teams, including Tri-Nations and Super 12

  • 'Rugby 101' tutorial, explaining the rules and tactics via videos and interactive challenges




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