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  • Summary: Rugby 06 is the latest addition to EA's Rugby series. The game features new world-class rugby stars, improved stadium visuals, more licensed teams and tournaments, and play-by-play commentary from Grant Fox and Ian Robertson. In addition, the game will feature World League mode in which youRugby 06 is the latest addition to EA's Rugby series. The game features new world-class rugby stars, improved stadium visuals, more licensed teams and tournaments, and play-by-play commentary from Grant Fox and Ian Robertson. In addition, the game will feature World League mode in which you build and manage your rugby team through a deeper transfer market. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
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  1. Rugby fans, EA Sports have finally given us a great game worthy of the hard-hitting European sport. EA Sports Rugby 06 not only looks like a realistic game of rugby but it also plays like a dream.
  2. 85
    EA spruced up this year's installment with off-load tackling, aka, you can now pass as you're being driven into the mud.
  3. 83
    Rugby 06 improves upon its predecessor in almost every way. Breaking through the defense for a try or nailing an opponent with a high-tackle is immensely satisfying. The additions of the off-load pass and impact players, while subtle, improve the gameplay experience and help the game more closely resemble the actual sport.
  4. This game makes you want to watch a televised match to learn more. Good luck on that.
  5. Following the action and its muddle of player bodies is the only real issue, and a tighter, less far-flung camera could have fixed it. [Apr 2006, p.77]
  6. In the end, Rugby '06 is what I think real Rugby players will gravitate to. It's authentic, and that is always something EA is good at.
  7. I came into Rugby 06 with an open mind, I was hoping for the FIFA engine with rugby elements and I was let down.

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