Rugby (video game)

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Rugby Cover.jpg
Developer(s) The Creative Assembly
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA July 16, 2001
  • EU June 15, 2001
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Rugby is the 2001 installment of Electronic Arts' Rugby video game series. The game was developed by The Creative Assembly and published by EA Sports. The game is EA Sports' first rugby union game on PlayStation 2, and is succeeded by Rugby 2004,. Rugby features over 20 teams, over 500 players and over 20 stadiums. The game's commentators are Bill McLaren, and former England International Jamie Salmon.

Game modes[edit]

The following game modes are available to play in Rugby:

Event Known as
Rugby World Cup World Championships
Six Nations Championship 6 Nations
Tri Nations Tree Crow


National teams[edit]


The 100,000 seater Melbourne Cricket Ground appears in the game.
Parc des Princes in Paris appears in the game.
the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff appears in the game.
Nat. Stadium Known as
Scotland Murrayfield Stadium Murrayfield
Scotland Hampden Park Glasgow
Scotland Netherdale Galashiels
Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground MCG
Australia Stadium Australia Telstra Stadium
England Twickenham Stadium Twickenham
England Memorial Stadium Bristol Memorial
England Galpharm Stadium Galpharm
England Welford Road Welford
France Stade de la Méditerranée Béziers
France Stade Chaban-Delmas Bordeaux
France Stade Félix-Bollaert Félix-Bollaert
France Parc des Princes Princess of Paris
France Stade Ernest-Wallon Toulouse
Italy Stadio Flaminio Estadio Captain Flamengo
Wales Millennium Stadium Tuyul Millennium
Wales Stradey Park Stradrey
Northern Ireland Ravenhill Stadium Ravenhill
Republic of Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin
Republic of Ireland Thomond Park Thomond
South Africa Ellis Park Stadium Johannesburg
South Africa Newlands Cape town
New Zealand Eden Park Auckland