With the fervour over the recent Rugby World cup dying down, now’s a good time to stoke the fire again. While it ideally should have been released during the World Cup to capitalise on that, Rugby 20 is readying itself for a January 23 2020 launch. The game’s already got a playable beta available to those who’ve pre-ordered, but the selection of teams and licences in the beta is limited.
Developer Eko Software and publisher Big Ben Interactive have now revealed the full list of licenced teams and tournaments that’ll be available in the game when it launches.
When it’s out in January, the game will include 69 official teams, four licensed leagues and over 2000 official players. As you may notice, there’s a distinct lack of Springboks, the current Rugby World Cup Champions, which stings a little. That’s probably got something to do with politics and SARU and whatnot, but the net result of it is that you’ll have to play with a South African team devoid of the official insignia and with names like Soya Khaleesi, Frankie Mustard and Andre Bollard.
Here’s a look:
Licensed International Teams
As for the Licensed Leagues:
- Including – Toulouse, Clermont Auvergne, Toulon, Racing 92, La Rochelle, Bordeaux Begles, Stade Francais, Lyon, Castres, Brive, Bayonne, Montpellier, Agen, Section Paloise, Montpellier
- Including – Aurillac, Beziers, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Colomiers, Grenoble, Mont-de-Marsan, Montauban, Nevers, Oyonnax, Perpignan, Provence, Rouen, Soyaux Angouleme, Valence Romans, Vannes
- Including – Leinster, Munster, Ulster, Scarlets, Connacht, Ospreys, Cheetahs, Zebre, Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh, Cardiff Blues, Southern Kings, Benetton, Dragons, Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors
Gallagher Premiership Rugby
- Including – Saracens, Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs, Sale Sharks, Wasps, Northampton Saints, Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Worcester Warriors, Newcastle Falcons
It’s been an awfully long timer since there’s been an exceptional Rugby game. While I’m hopeful that this is good, I think it’s best to keep that optimism cautious.
Last Updated: November 28, 2019