Yeah neither title was that well received, it really felt like we were given two half games, instead of one solid one. A potpourri of licensing issues, each one having some gameplay issues, although I thought Rugby Challange had a lot more problems in that regard while RWC had a scope that was just way to small to sustain interest.
Likewise on the League code I haven't heard anything, I know Sidhe are not interested in another Leaugue game so that would leave BigAnt to pick up the slack.
It's not so much a lack of interest as a change of direction with the series from HES.
Rugby Challenge was fairly well-received. I think we ended up averaging a score of about 70 % across platforms, which isn't too shabby for a niche sports title.
see between the two rugby challenges graphics were spot on but the thing was the commentators voices wer in australian and there was only like two stadiums and finally the only team who had lifelike people wer new zealand this ruined it for me.
while RWC 2011s graphics wernt as good it was a better all round game (even if they did miss manu tuilagi out ;P) at least there was a variaty of stadiums.
One of the things I didn't like about Rugby Challenge was how you could basically make a perfect player in character creation. You don't have to customize the player for his position. Also, the general discrepancy between the All-Blacks, who look basically spot-on, and the NH players, who look like a random assortment of features.