Guys, I thought I'd be a good citizen and start a thread dedicated to helping people out who are trying Rugby06 in elite difficulty. Some things I have found that help you get through those fairly tough 1st few games... --Put the fastest possible players on the wing... I usually put my fastest man on the left wing (no.11) --Keep Heffler at first. When you start, Heffler is the best kicker you have in the team. He is your only hope of converting most tries. The rest are just too mush of a risk. But its wise to replace him soon enough with ANY player possible who is a better goal kicker (he needs to be at least above 80). If you have a better rated fly-half with a terrible boot, see if you can slot him into a different position(usually centre). Then, take the fullback with the biggest boot (kicking power) and leave him on fullback. Speed is not really much of a factor at fullback this early into the game. The fullback needs to be able to clear the ball effectively. --I play mostly kicking games. I kick even from my half way line mostly. I play the game in their 22 most of the time, and leave it up to chance and reaction time weather or not im gonna win the ball at the lineout. That way there is little risk involved. --I don't think I've EVER chip-kicked ever. I just don't do it. It throws away possesion mostly, and does it at a short distance. --You'll notice that turnovers occur ALOT. This is why you need players who have a good rucking stat. Keep them in the loose forewards. --Don't EVER just select the club and play the 1st game. Select your team 1st. Choose from all the available players in the squad. Check their stats. Put the strongest scrummagers in the tight 5. --I ONLY use short lineouts. The only man that catches the ball is the no.5. Because of this, I choose the player with the highest stat for line-outs as my Lock(SR). --Knockout Cup games are VERY important. These games give you alot of cash should you win it and score many tries. The more money, the more good players you can afford. --I never take penalty kicks at post. I always either punt it out or take a scrum. Tries are whats important. Except once or twice during Knockout Cup games. Penalties and Drop-goals give you a good buffer to work with should you fall behind. That way there is less pressure towards the end when that game is tied and you need to convert to win. (its happened to me too often). If I think of more pointer, I'll post them. In the mean time, you other professionals can also post some pointers for the noobs.