Rugby World Cup 2011 scrumming September 6

HB Studios dates upcoming tournament-themed game for next month on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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The 2011 Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 9 in New Zealand, but gamers won't need to trek there to immerse themselves in the tournament. 505 Games today sent word that HB Studios' Rugby World Cup 2011 will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 6.

The game hits shelves three days before the tournament starts.
The game hits shelves three days before the tournament starts.

The game will retail for $50, and players eager to try the title can grab a demo on Xbox Live today. Rugby World Cup 2011 has players picking one of 20 national squads, advancing through the tournament in hopes of eventually winning the final and hoisting the coveted Webb Ellis trophy.

Rugby World Cup 2011 won't be the only rugby game to hit store shelves this year, though. Sidhe's Rugby Challenge will arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC internationally this fall. A North American release has not been confirmed, but the developer did say "more information will be available soon."

For more on Rugby World Cup 2011, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on preview of the game.

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