Seeing as Rugby is such a rounded game no one person is excellent at every facet of the game (excluding john eales). In football games like fifa the goalies are often the highest rated players in the game as their job description is less than that of the other players. Whereas in madden you often get players with 99 overall. This is because they only have several things to do i.e. cornerbacks cover the receiver and if they are fast and good defenders they get a good rating.This means that they are more likely to receive a high rating as they have a relatively small number of skills required compared to a 10 in rugby for instance. However i don't think that the rugby games should adopt the style used by basketball, nfl and previous rugby titles. The ratings should reflect their real life counterparts and extreme ratings should be reserved for extreme players. This would also reduce the god effect of players like wilko, BOD, carter, umaga from past games. For instance in Rugby 06 Carter was a 98 he was a star player and a god on the game. Under the new ratings system Carter would be rated at about 91-92. He would be near the complete player in the game but due to the many skills required for 10 he is nowhere near a 99. I would also opt out of the stars as they distract people ingame and to be honest they look a bit tacky and unrealistic. Some Examples of my Ratings: Carter: 92 McCaw: 90 Giteau: 80 Elsom: 82 Burger: 86 Morne Steyn; 84 Jauzion: 83 Wilkinson: 76 Chris Ashton: 75 BOD: 82 Matfield:93 Spies: 83 Shane Williams: 79 Harinodoquy: 85 Paterson: 74 Roberts: 81 Genia: 84 From this list you can see that the high class players are in and around the 80's not the 90's. The 90's should be a class reserved for the games current greats. Matfield at 93 is my highest rated player as he is probably the most complete player for any position. The SH players are stronger than the NH players because that is how the game currently is with the south being the major superpowers. Before you say i am biased i am not i am from England and their ratings would reflect how good they are in actuality, its just that Sa and NZ are the best teams in the world as sad as it is.