Rugby 16 Video Game Will Likely Feature Springboks

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New details emerge on the involvement of SARU in the upcoming Rugby World Cup game.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is five months away, and we’re yet to hear of the official game that we know is coming, but it’s looking more promising that the upcoming title will feature a hefty roster of licenses.

Rugby gaming YouTuber TheScottishCannon got in touch with the South African Rugby Union (SARU) regarding the possibility of their involvement in the unannounced Rugby World Cup game, and a response was finally received.

“SARU is currently in the final stages of negotiation with regards to the Playstation/Xbox video gaming category,” but “are unable to give any further information at this stage”.

What this means is that the national side, South Africa’s Springboks, is likely to feature in the game and be fully licensed with legitimate kits and players.

We also know that the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) are also negotiating their inclusion in the Rugby World Cup game, so it’s likely that the big sides will all be licensed in the release.

We can only hope that the game is worthy of the wait, whatever the game is and whoever it’s made by. We expressed our hopes for the future of rugby gaming in a recent column.

More on the official Rugby World Cup 2015 game as we hear it.

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