Alright so i picked up rugby 08 today for ps2 and i just got done playing my first game in the world cup against england (me playing as the usa). I got smashed 28-0 playing on elite here. First thing you'll notice about this game is that during open play the graphics are a step down from thsoe of 06, but its not neccessarily a bad thing. Another thing you'll notice is that the gameplay is much quicker paced than in the previous version. What i really liked was on occasions when the england team would cut up my defense theyd have a 2 on 1 with the fullback and unlike on other versions instead of them just running into the fullback they passed out of it for the easy try. Another thing i like a lot about this game is that now it is possible to turn england over at the breakdown now and then and it is possible to actually KEEP possession of the ball at the breakdown for a few phases. Team chemistry is an interesting concept i will have to play around with it more to find its full benefits but kimball kjarr and mike hercus in the half backs made my team chemistry 50% so we'll see what other combos i can do here.. so far i would rate this game an 8/10... ill review more later.