Thought Iâ€™d post some stuff that I learnt from my 1 hour of the full version of rugby 2005 Training mode â€“ this is very good like the pes seriesâ€¦â€¦..u have about 10 drills to complete ranging from sidestepping, fending, tackling and kicking Like the pes series, u gotto run the length of the field thru witches hats, stepping fending ur way past defenders, timing of the fend/step is crucial to success, and works brilliantly. On defending drill â€“ 15 playes line-up on the 22, u the solo man on a mission have to tackle whomever runs before they get to the tryline. Very similar to bullrush. The tackling animations are perfect and thereâ€™s tonnesâ€¦â€¦.u really feel the tackles and they always have momentum depending if the tackler is the enforcer or whether the attacker has the go forward. Kicking drill is **** â€“ coz kicking is **** Drop kicking drill â€“ if anyone can do this Iâ€™ll be surprisedâ€¦â€¦..u gotto slot in FGâ€™s and u cant see the posts, and u cant see the arcs shadow to see the line of the kickâ€¦.very hit and miss and if ur lucky uâ€™ll pass Pause menu has the following Game stats â€“ most in depth rugby stats every, from % of line-out/scrum on own throw, to possession and territory, I even think total tackles was there Scoring summary â€“ like madden very good Squad management - subs Sound options â€“ commentary to crowd Gameplay options â€“ sliders for knock-ons fatigue and injury Display option â€“ radar, to screen position Mins per match half from: 5, 10, 15, 20 mins per half Stadiums â€“ sorted by country then city, very user friendly and like madden Weather â€“ its raining outside today Wind â€“ turn it up for johnny Difficulty â€“ easy, normal, hard RWCâ€™s â€“ 1997, 2003, and 2007 world cupsâ€¦and a random schedule Lions tour â€“ Australia, NZ and south Africaâ€¦â€¦â€¦..u can deside if u want to play warm up matches against domestic sides aswell World League â€“ 3 divisions, all the domestic teams, every player â€“ the cream of the crop â€“ itâ€™s the master league in rugger form Options within World league were: Fixtures â€“ the draw Results â€“ who won Ladder â€“ where u at Player tranfers â€“ find out whoms going where Team management â€“ ur roster, cost of team, stats etc Special teams â€“ PIâ€™s, Barbars, Aussie A, Maori, Lions Final verdict â€“ THE GREATEST RUGBY GAME I HAVE EVER SEEN THE GREATEST RUGBY GAME I HAVE EVER HEARD THE GREATEST RUGBY GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED There is absolutely no doubt in my mind its gotto be bought I was never going to pre-order based on 2004 Even if locksleys said this and that, I was never going to pre-order until I played the game, by either renting or playing a demo I am pre-ordering this arvo, and will pay it in full I went home with a demo of fight night rd 2 as the substitute for my rugby demo (nothing could substitute a demo of that rugby game I played yesterday), not even Britany Spears for a night. Being told to leave and not have a copy is the worst feeling ever, I am guttedâ€¦like pulling a hot chick, then discovering it that time of the month, but only 100 times worse. I kid u NOT, We have a superp sports game, once a religious backyard hobby, BUT IN 2005, living rooms of many households, will now occupy the religious hobby once played in the backyardâ€¦â€¦â€¦..whether it be rain hail or snow, the misses and ladies of our lives will now be putting up with Rugby, no matter how bad the weather is outside, simply coz from now on it will be played indoors!!!