Mortlock slated for Aussie cover of Rugby 08

Wallabies captain selected for Rugby 08 cover; game to release in Australia on July 26.

With the Rugby World Cup set to kick off in France this September, EA Sports has announced the cover stars for its upcoming game tie-in, Rugby 08. In Australia, Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock will grace the cover of the PlayStation 2 game, which is set for release down under on July 26.

EA Sports has chosen 11 different union players for the covers of Rugby 08 in different countries around the world. In the UK, Mark Cueto will be on the cover along with Mortlock, while France has Frenchman Yannick Nyanga. Brian O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell and Ronan O’Gara will be showcased on the cover in Ireland; Bryan Habana, Schalk Burger and Francois Stevin in South Africa; brothers Mauro and Mirko Bergamasco in Italy; and Richie McCaw in the USA, Canada, Mexico, England and France.

Discussion

16 comments
fitzza_1301
fitzza_1301

looks like all blacks arnt so indestructable after their collapse to the wallabies why would an australian want to see an overated flanker on the cover whilst i can get the australia's best centre.

knight0029
knight0029

Richie McCaw should be on every cover! He is the captian of the best Rugby team in the world! Go the AB's!

Stevecad
Stevecad

I can wait I have been waiting for two years for rugby 08 two come out

bigmick07
bigmick07

I have always wanted toplay a rugby video game, to bad its not next gen because thats all i have Wii60

dingo1111
dingo1111

Francois Steyn not Francois Stevin!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Rugby is fun, I just never played a video game of it

nyed
nyed

Mark Cueto on the cover? you have got to be kidding!

macacd
macacd

UK, Mark Cueto - not getting the game.

faithnomore311
faithnomore311

lol at crunchy9178, I had the exact same reaction.

TTDog
TTDog

Weren't Mortlocks the bad guys at the end of HG Wells "Time Machine" book?

Nharia12
Nharia12

Well, it is nice that EA knows how to appeal to its customers in different countries. But isn't there some sort of curse attached to appearing on an EA cover?

crunchy9178
crunchy9178

OMG i've been waiting for this announcement for ages now! /sarcasm

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

What's a mortlock? Sounds like something out of LOTR

brucies_bubbles
brucies_bubbles

Richie MaCaw should be on all the covers. Got to have the World Champs and soon to be World Cup Champs on the cover. Who wants has been Mortlock on the cover. Go the AB's and South Africa on Saturday