One of my big hopes for R2005 is that we will finally have a game where forwards can make a real impact. I really hope that the bigger guys are more difficult to bring down in a tackle and that they can put in more effective hits. Tackle breaking seems to be a problem in most games (with the exception of SLRL (SJRL) where it is sometimes spot on). I want to see those forwards driving upfield or causing damage. I don't just want slower blokes dawdling around the pitch. I want pick and go and proper (smoother) offloads. Like some other folks on these boards, I desperately hope that we can have some control over rucks and mauls. I feel like most previous games are just botton bashes for rucks or the result is pretty much pre-programmed. It should have more to do with who gets there first and would benefit from some finesse (yes - thats right - finesse, forwards and rucks in the same post!).