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Rugby Nations 18

By Distinctive Games

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Dive into the intensity of Rugby Union on mobile, with the App Store's favourite Rugby sim - Rugby Nations 18!

Featuring more teams than ever before, vastly expanded career mode, improved graphics and full directional control of your players via the on-screen d-pad, this is the best Rugby Nations yet.

Become a legend in the world of Rugby with the much expanded CAREER MODE spanning multiple seasons. Create your player and develop your playing career from grassroots level, right through to joining the squad of some of the giants in World Rugby. And set your eyes on the ultimate prize... International glory!

But remember, your performance on the field affects how quickly your career develops and which teams offer you contracts! Do you have what it takes to perform on rugby’s biggest stage?

Play on the biggest stage of all, international rugby. Get stuck into trench warfare, where every inch counts and lead your country to victory with five international competitions; World Cup, Six Nations, Four Nations, Pacific Cup and Americas Cup.

Join others and compete in regular LIVE GAMES. Earn points for your team and lead them to victory. Can you climb to the top of the influencers leaderboard?

Whether you are a seasoned rugby pro or just getting started, show off your rugby skills with intuitive controls. Featuring a virtual d-pad for the first time! Use the on-screen virtual buttons to guide your players around the field. For that extra bit of rugby flair, use swipe gestures to sidestep the oncoming defenders.

Over 450 teams at club and international level.
8 exciting game modes.
Motion captured animations.
Live Games.
Intuitive controls.

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What's New in Version 1.0.3

- Fixes to prevent D-Pad losing touch input
- Further improved chasing/tackling player selection
- Improved AI decision making for Gap finding, Passing and Dodging
- Improved logic determining if a tackle becomes a Maul or goes to ground
- Improved swipe conversion kick strength calculation
- Improved Dodge/Step
- Balancing for Ruck and Maul
- Game clock now indicates half time / full time
- Swipe to kick from kick-off, drop-out and kick to touch
- Fixed bug with defending team retreating to try line randomly during open play
- Fixed Team Management not swapping players in Career Mode
- Fixes to prevent kick aim-line and slow-mo getting stuck on
- Lineout camera improvements
- Many more bug fixes

- Added Dynamic Tutorials
- Added Career Player marker
- Added Kicking Tee
- Updated France and USA Kits

- General difficulty balancing
- Performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

New version much improved.

The game is more than one backwards step compared to previous versions! The gameplay itself is ridiculous. Players running away from the ball and never making a tackle. The clock keeps on going for what seems like an age. I played an extra 80 minutes on one game and it was still 0-0. You cant run from the ruck anymore which is odd. It would help if the game was using the correct rules.

If I am honest I wish I hadn’t bought it, and waited for the problems to be ironed out. It should come with a warning that it’s basically a Beta version.

Update: new update is much improved. Seems to have fixed most of the bugs that made it hard to play. Sometimes in career mode your player is quite erratic with his off the ball running so it is hard to get the ball to him. I like the way the developers have listened to the feedback! Keep it up guys.

Very disappointing

This game is a throw back to Nintendo Sport games where you just run sideways, all the players bunch and you have no idea who passes are going to.

The previous Nations games allowed you to run actual rugby esq lines attack and put players into space, this has been taken away.

Loved titling the phone before, new controls are rubbish. Also no step & no pick and go. Will continue playing Nations 16 unless this changes dramatically.

Needs Refining

The whole game feels very cartoony and the gameplay feels like you’re playing with ragdolls. It is not comparable with the previous games of the franchise and it is not worth the £5 I payed for it. That being said, it is still somewhat enjoyable and with some updates to refine it, it can improve.
Just a suggestion but please add Rugby Sevens as a game mode as the game doesn’t feel like there is much to do and it can be very repetitive.

Rugby Nations 18
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 645 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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