World Championship Rugby

World Championship Rugby is a computer and video game developed after the 2003 Rugby World Cup. It was developed by Swordfish Studios and published by Acclaim Entertainment.

World Championship Rugby
Developer(s)Swordfish Studios
Juice Games (Mobile)
Publisher(s)Acclaim Entertainment
Juice Games (Mobile)
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mobile phone
  • EU: 30 April 2004
PlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • EU: April 2004
  • WW: 20 September 2004
Genre(s)Rugby union
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

As well as all the teams and games from the 2003 Rugby World Cup, the game includes a number of other tournaments, such as Six Nations, Tri Nations, custom leagues and cups, classic matches and tour games. There is also a feature to beat the all- stars with every team in the game and a survival game. The only licensed teams in the game are England and Wales, however, included is a name editor that allows the fake player names to be changed.


Following England Rugby's success at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, Acclaim Entertainment International announced in November 2003 that they would be releasing World Championship Rugby for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in Europe the following year.[1] It is a fast-paced rugby game, with the emphasis on scoring many tries. Commentary was provided by Miles Harrison and Stuart Barnes.[citation needed] The game was developed at the United Kingdom-based Swordfish Studios, by a team which included several staff who had worked on Jonah Lomu Rugby.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Calvert, Justin (21 November 2003). "World Championship Rugby announced [date mislabeled as "November 24, 2003"]". GameSpot. Retrieved 1 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)