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Rugby League 2 is a sports game of Rugby League. It is a sequel to the 2002 Rugby League, and was released on December 9, 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows, and in June 2006 for Xbox.

The title was developed by New Zealand company Sidhe and published in Australasia by Tru Blu Entertainment and in Europe by Alternative Software. New Zealand Warriors captain Steve Price is featured on the cover. The United Kingdom release features former St Helens captain Paul Sculthorpe on the cover.

Features Edit

Key improvements Edit

  • PlayStation 2/Microsoft Windows
  • Online multiplayer, allowing two players to play against each other in either a friendly match or a competitive "ranked" mode.
  • More teams and players, with updated statistics and team strips.
  • 40 Stadiums.
  • Brand new gameplay features, including ball-stripping and pass-to-playmaker controls.
  • Multi-year franchise mode, manage team finances.
  • Massively upgraded graphics engine, allowing for more than 500 players.
  • Motion-captured animation from Weta Digital.
  • Highly customizable gameplay experience, with sliders and content editors that allow for considerable adjustment.
  • Xbox
  • Multiple save-slots available in Franchise and Competition modes.
  • Shoulder-barge, fend and sidestep controls additionally on right thumbstick.
  • Pause function disabled during ranked matches to prevent player exploiting this feature.
  • Autosave available in Competition and Franchise modes.
  • Graphical tweaks to improve the overall look and realism of the game.
  • Improvements to management of custom and customized players and teams.
  • New Zealand perform the Haka.

Teams and StadiumsEdit

Main article: Rugby League 2 Teams and Stadiums



Stadium City State Capacity NRL Home Teams Other Teams
Aussie Stadium Sydney City Area, Australia New South Wales 45,500 Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs New South Wales Blues
Brookvale Oval Manly, Australia New South Wales 23,000 Manly Sea Eagles
Campbelltown Sports Stadium Campbelltown, Australia New South Wales 21,000 Wests Tigers
Canberra Stadium Canberra, Australia Australian Captial Territory 25,011 Canberra Raiders
Central Coast Stadium Gosford, Australia New South Wales 20,119 City and Country
Dairy Farmers Townsvile, Australia Queensland 26,500 North Queensland Cowboys
EnergyAustralia Stadium Newcastle, Australia New South Wales 33,000 Newcastle Knights
Leichhardt Oval Sydney City Area, Leichardt, Australia New South Wales 22,000 Wests Tigers
OKI Jubilee Oval Jubilee, Australia New South Wales 19,608 St. George Illawarra Dragons
Olympic Park Melbourne, Australia Victoria 18,500 Melbourne Storm
QSAC Stadium Brisbane, Australia Queensland 49,000
Parramatta Stadium Parramatta, Australia New South Wales 21,487 Parramatta Eels
Penrith Football Stadium Penrith, Australia New South Wales 22,500 Penrith Panthers
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney City Area, Australia New South Wales 46,000
Suncorp Stadium Brisbane City Area, Australia Queensland 52,500 Brisbane Broncos Queensland Maroons
Sydney Showground Homebush Bay, Australia New South Wales 13,000 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Telstra Stadium Homebush Bay, Australia New South Wales 83,500 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Australia Kangaroos, New South Wales Blues
Toyota Park Cronulla, Australia New South Wales 22,000 Cronulla Sharks
WIN Stadium Wollongong, Australia New South Wales 23,750 St. George Illawarra Dragons