Whilst playing the European cup, I noticed that one of the key reasons its so easy to defend against the AI is the number of men I had defending in the line. Because you don't need to add people to the ruck to keep hold of the ball, and it doesn't make much difference in defence, most o the time I have 14 or 15 men lined up ready to tackle the opposition. With this many people defending, its little wonder the AI don't find many gaps or make breaks. So.....I introduced a rule where you always tap ONCE on the add men to the ruck button, to add a couple of men into the ruck. You'll be surprised how much space this opens up in the mid field, and since doing this I have found the AI makes more breaks, and once scored an amazing 40 metre try! Now if you think about real rugby, not having any men in the ruck simply isn't realistic, there are always defenders stuck in the ruck, hence space out wide, so introducing this rule adds to the realism, it doesn't take anything away. Its also not really a rule. You are just playing the game the way its supposed to be played. Ok...to make this rule even more effective. if you have the PC version of the game and Lazy Chesnuts superb editor programme, I suggest you also make some adjustments to the opposition teams. For instance, I have improved the Australian team beyond recognition, by increasing the strength and tackle breaking abilities of some of the forwards, making the centres stronger and able to breaks tackles, and the two wingers much quicker and more agile. I don't recommend changing the line out or rucking abilities, because this will prevent you from gettting any possession! Boy oh boy you see these differences played out on the pitch! Its funny because with more space the AI actually plays very intelligently, because it has the space to make plays, passes, special moves. The results have been astonishing. I beat Australia comfortably without the changes, or the rule, 24 -7 YAWWWN! However with this simple rule in place and adjusting the austrialin team my second game was a cracker, and I went down 31-16 to a great Ausy team. However, it wasn't impossible. I scored two great tries and ran the ball all over the park. The difference is, so did the Aussies!! I promise this has completely transformed the game for me in single player, and I want you guys to try and and enjoy it to! Please give it a go! I just feel sorry for those who have the X-box and Ps2 version and can't edit. good luck!