Rugby 2004 is the 2003 installment of Electronic Arts's rugby video game series. The game was developed by HB Studios and released by EA Sports. It was released on September 16, 2003 in North America, on September 19 in Europe, and on October 20 in Australia. The game is a follow-up to 2001's Rugby, and is succeeded by Rugby 2005, Rugby 06 and Rugby 08. Rugby 2004 features over 60 teams, over 1500 players and over 65 stadiums. The game's commentators are BBC's John Inverdale, and Channel 7's Gordon Bray. The game's soundtrack is provided by INXS. It supports up to 4 players playing on the PlayStation 2 via Multitap, and also utilises the console's online multiplayer function.

Game Modes

The following game modes are available to play in Rugby 2004:

Event Known as
Rugby World Cup World Cup
Six Nations Championship Six Countries
Tri Nations
Super 12
Heineken Cup European Trophy
World League


The game received disappointing to favourable reviews, with the game being congratulated for its team licensing but criticised for its below-par graphics.