OK .... the guys at Hip have very kindly agreed that we can answer some questions about RC2006 on this site ... as we did for WCR. Our absence has not been of our own choosing - things have been a bit complicated over the past few months - but we are here now. Rugby Challenge 2006 is going to be co-published by Hip and Ubisoft, so you will still see lots of branding from the Hip guys. We are obviously very busy at the moment trying to get the game fully debugged and balanced, but both myself and Ian will try and log on at least once a day to answer questions. To start off and answer a couple of questions I get emailed about 10 times a day: 1. When is the release date? ... to be honest I'm not sure exactly when we will street, but it will not be in 2 weeks ... unless there is a miracle and time stands still for a while. It's not really my place to say, and it will probably depend upon your territory but if you think Oct/Nov you're probably not far off. 2. Will it ship in Australia/NZ? ... I *think* it is being distributed by THQ down under, but is def shipping there. NB. If it's not THQ and you are the distributer then please do not sue me! 3. Will it ship in the USA? ... erm, don't know to be honest. 4. Is RC2006 better than WCR? ... lol ... nah, we spent the last year making it crap! Of course it is. We even listened to some of the stuff you didn't like about WCR. The most complained about things in WCR was: lack of licenses, button bashing scrum/maul mechanic, no offloads and too arcadey. We dealt with all of these and a load more. Right, work to do. We will try and answer what we can.