I played rugby 06 to death so I was looking forward to seeing some changes in 08 - I've listed a few thoughts below Special moves seem to work better, particularly the shoulder charge Cameras are ok, though I preferred the old classic view where you change direction each half Seems much harder to score which is great, although there are still glaring gaps in the AI defence, particuarly down the blind side Still scoring the same tries as 06 I like the goal line defence - getting fewer push over tries AI attack seems to be a bit better, and good teams break more tackles Much faster, and players have greater turn of speed i.e from run to sprint Advanced mauls and lineouts pretty weak in my opinion Drop goals terrible, havn't worked out how to do it Lack of tournament choice is a real let down - why oh why did they take out the ten nations and I hate having to play the same pool games in the world cup! Bugs galore and the rosters are a mess - silly things like giving star players the wrong mug shot (David Streetle is NOT bald!) also I noticed some AI teams have starting line ups with people out of position! Its obvious this game is a rush job World cup is exactly the same as 06 except for a few flags! If this is a world cup edition, where are all the fire works, cut scenes, world cup commentry? Very weak Commentry is the same - I turn it off. If I hadn't bought rugby 06 and played this for the first time I would have given the game an 8, but to be honest after 10 games I'm bored of it already, because I was bored of 06. For effort I would give EA 5/10. They need to do better to please the rugby gaming fans, but because there is no competition, I fear they don't NEED to do better Also I have concerns that we might not see a rugby 09. Just a thought, but if they couldn't spare the budget for rugby 07, and rugby 08 is only an update and cashing in on the world cup, I don't see much hope for a rugby 09.Sorry to be pessimistic, hope I'm wrong.