World League First 15 and a couple other Qs

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by USArugger, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. USArugger

    USArugger Guest


    I am curious who everyone uses for their first 15 when they initially start World League before making any transactions. Please post with recommendations. I switched them around a lot last night and ended up with all by speedy backs playing instead of the ones with higher ratings (cheesy I know)

    Where is Nawali??? My favorite fast guy who was always good for 2-3 knock-ons per game....

    What positions do you buy first? I bought Murray at SR first because my line-outs were horrendous.

    I'm glad to see that my old buddies Donnison, Zwicker, Evans, etc... are all back.

    Finally, any bargain players out there who are pretty good that you have a shot at early?
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  3. I didn't get Donnison or Zwicker when I started as Bristol (felt like part of me was missing :rolleyes: ). I did get Nawali though, who scores tries as well as anyone when he catches the ball.

    Mabye it makes a difference who you pick to begin with, or perhaps it's just random which of the fictional gang you get.
  4. USArugger

    USArugger Guest

    So it's all random who you get? Damn this game... What good is that? Actually I like it.

    WTF is form? Is it like he is getting tired or something and I need to sit him for a game or two? Is there any way to get his form higher once it drops? How about morale. Any tips for keeping them happy. This world league team management part is "interesting". I started on club level just so I could earn all kinds of points and do a little "Recon" of the game before I start for real.

    I see they put the ages on guys. Do they get old and get worse and finally retire? Do young guys get better?
  5. CeeJay

    CeeJay Guest

    Guys dont age or get worse, and young guys dont get better. Morale and form effect on field performance and you can keep them high by winning, and scoring tries with the particular player whos form you want increase.

    Being in form is somewhat similar to a hot streak. You know, is your player having the season of his life? or is he in a slump. Thats what form is about.
  6. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    I'd love for them to age and retire or blossom from a young talent, but sadly dave hodge and his crowd are going to be on my roster for an age to come, as this feature isn't added.

    It would make it great to have it like fifa, but it seems it was rushed, just like the menus.

  7. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    It's not random who you get... It's just the best players that were in your team are replaced by their respective shithouses...

    I had Nawali, and was very proud of the fact that he never knocked the ball on at all.... And for nearly half the first season he played at centre!

    Anyway, I have moved on from Clermount to the Bulls, so I can't remember what I did... All I know is that with Clermont I built up a very respectable team indeed. They had no great players, but many were in their mid-80's for rating. Late 70's.... No well known players.... Took them all the way up to Div 1 before accepting an offer from the Bulls.

    With the Bulls, R. King scored a massive 10 tries in my first season with them. Habana was slipping behind with just 5, and Paassens was playing every game like it was his last... On his last game for me he scored a hattrick. I then replaced his starting lineup status with Caucau, who then played like **** for me. My backline currently stands at:
    9 Januarie
    10 Hougaard/Tsimba (rotating between them)
    11 Habana
    12 King
    13 Gear
    14 Caucaunibuca
    15 McRae/Toeava

    Do you think I'm meeting the quota system? Quite often I find myself playing with an All Black backline.... HA!!! Great joke right there...

    My forward pack I'm still playing around with...

    I have the likes of Jack, Matfield, Sheridan and Parisse. They're all mainstayers... Just have to fiddle around....

    What was this thread about? Oh yeah....

    Form seems really important in this game... However, does anyone else have the problem that their front rows are usually playing at 40-60 form, whereas their entire backline play at their late 80's-90's form? It's really annoying, as it seems that the only way to get their form up is to score tries/make big long breaks with them...
  8. USArugger

    USArugger Guest

    My props are at between 35-45 for form and my whole backline is 80-90. I think you do have to score to improve your form. Seems foolish to me.

    I still can't get the plays to work right. Any "set-plays for dummies" advice anyone? I hit the play, and then get the ball to the #10, the button symbols pop up and I hit the button and it is always a knock-on.

    What plays do you use that actually work???
  9. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    I like miss-pivot or loop.
    but loop is hard to get cause the defence seems to come up really quick
  10. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    I like the miss-pivot.

    The only ones I seem to get right are the miss-pivot, classic, miss and the cross kick 40% of the time.

    Cross kick is very useful if you are near the oppositions 22 and you see the defensive line start to shuffle in. It takes the longest to implement so my suggestion is to press it as the ruck is formed if it looks like you have space, and if the defense spreads wide, then pop the ball to a forward or something...
  11. stevemagoo

    stevemagoo Guest

    Currently playing as the Chiefs

    backline is as follows:

    9: Nutbrown
    10: P Wallace/Heffler (wallace gets injured a lot!!)
    11: Tahana
    12: Nawali
    13: Lombard
    14: Masaga - scored an incredible 18 tries in his 1st season on Elite.
    15: S Kefu

    Didn't do too badly, in season 1 - came second to Edinburgh and won the knockout cup - now have over 1.5 mil to spend next season.

    Forwards are all pretty stock - have donnisin, zwicker, bought Lauaki and Borthwick - best scrummager props i could and Hohneck as the other SR

    had my first 2nd Div match against the Blues - won 50 - 19 - massive in attack and need to shore up the Defence to conquer all!
  12. My backline at Bristol is shaping up nicely...

    9. Perry (great that you start with him)
    10. Hayes (good buy, solid boot)

    11. Wallace (bought him from some Italian team, good speed)
    12. Kefu (Another good buy)
    13. Cox (In your squad to begin with, good speed)
    14. Nawali (Needs no introduction)
    15. Anesi (Excellent buy)
  13. Mala

    Mala Guest

    I'm on pro level playing the elite division with Chiefs. Four games left to the trophy then its on to Elite play. But because I'm on pro, I haven't lost a single game and I've got mad money. Here's my starting XV:

    4Chris Jack

    I need to enjoy this now, I don't think I'll be as quite successful on Elite.
  14. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    I've just gone about rebuilding the edinburgh gunner to what they were before

    1 Jacobsen
    2 Titterell (not enough line out ball from hall)
    3 Hewitt
    4 Kellock
    5 Murray
    6 Blackadder
    7 Strokosch
    8 Taylor
    9 Blair / Cusiter (i merged borders in too)
    10 S.Jones (no decent kicker without paterson)
    11 Southwell (was pyke but he got injured for TWO years
    12 Webster
    13 Di Rollo
    14 Danielli
    15 Leonelli

    The only gunners i dont seem to have now is paterson and hogg (any others)

    I mainly did this because i thought i would be more of a challenge to limit myself, so in doing this i am enjoying it alot more than i would with Carter etc.

    I had a good offer from the ospreys and i miss clicked it and said no. Now i get bourgoin and castres so i dont bother.

  15. daf1999

    daf1999 Guest

    I took a job as leicester in the top division on elite level, after a season ive amassed the following team

    1 de villain
    2 davies
    3 white
    4 kay
    5 vickerman
    6 berger
    7 mccaw
    8 smith
    9 gregan
    10 wilkinson
    11 robinson
    12 carter
    13 umaga
    14 williams
    15 henson

    finding it so easy now i have to set myself targets like forfeiting the 1st 4 games in a season to try and win the league with a handicap and also trying to score a point per minute in each match....makes it a little more interesting :rolleyes:

    still losing too many scrums though since i cant seem to be able to buy the best front row and second row players in the game :angry:

    i wish theyd made up a really difficult level, i mean REALLY difficult level, as an unlockable once all trophys are won or something :wah:
  16. kaftka

    kaftka Guest


    I have those players....
  17. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    im only in div2

    1. bands
    2. mealamu
    3. vd linde
    4. muller - great value for money
    5. cockbain
    6. holah
    7. luaki
    8. some random

    9. made up dude
    10. old mate hefler
    11. random who cant catch
    12. rathbone
    13. bobo - cheap fast and can catch
    14. tutu vodo - fijian bargain buy
    15. damm
  18. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    to start off with i put Berti at fly half. He's an even worse goal kicker than Heffler, but a better player and i miss goal kicks with heffler anyway. I started with Worcester so didn't get Nawali but got two other fast wingers. Now in the elite division i've got enough quality players for two great sides.
  19. stevemagoo

    stevemagoo Guest

    Same here - Berti can kick the leather off the ball and keep the opposition in the corners for those first few vital games where you could get tanked if you play the wrong tactics!
  20. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    BOKean, I bought Bobo and Tota Vida when I was "managing" Clermont...They are champions.

    I also bought Armitage.

    Also, I haven't had an injury since my first season....Something worth noting.
  21. Confused

    Confused Guest

    I am Edinburgh and put in some guy named Hodgeson instead of Heffler. He sucks at kicks, but he is fast and scores a lot or at least gets into space and can offload.

    I just got the game and all I can say is that the off-load has saved the game. It is beautiful. Do you ever get in mauls rather than go to ground in this version? In 2005 there were no mauls except after kicks or line-outs. I haven't played enough to notice.
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