Sure, it's the first Rugby game to come out in four years – but the updated squads are the only thing advanced about it. Yes, it has brilliant graphics, but the gameplay is atrocious. Lineouts are probably the hardest thing to do, along with clearance kicking (due to the opposition offside line being so close to you, you never have time).
But what really annoys me is the huge jump from Medium to Hard. Medium is simple for me, if you learn to get around the difficulties the game engine presents you with. However, Hard results in the following things; The opposition goalkicker never misses no matter where he is, you drop about 1/10 passes, you easily loose the ball in a ruck due to your players not running in support, and the opposition just offloads and offloads until they score 100m down the field.
It took me two whole days of trying to win a game on Hard. I finally did, 27–21, missing four kicks from in front, as you only get half a second to press the button before the marker passes and you miss.
I only gave it a two-star rating as it is playable on Medium, and even I think that's being a bit generous…