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Get Ready to Hit the Pitch with the Latest Rugby Game from Electronic Arts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Thursday, February 16, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today EA SPORTS™ Rugby 06 has shipped to retailers and is now available in stores. Produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., EA SPORTS Rugby 06 throws you back into the scrum for the most realistic and intense rugby experience yet.

Whether competing in the Super 14, the Six Nations, or the Guinness Premiership championships, players can keep the match flowing with a new off-load passing system, quick line-outs and penalties, a host of new set plays, and more responsive gameplay. Enhanced stadium models, 3D field textures, and authentic atmosphere effects, such as visible player breath, furthers the sense of realism within the game. With more licensed teams than ever before, lead your squad to victory with key impact players whose inspirational moves and special abilities can mean the difference between a defeat and victory.

EA SPORTS Rugby 06 is available on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. The game is rated "E" (Everyone) with descriptor: Mild Language by the ESRB with a MSRP of $29.99.The official game website is http://www.rugby06.com.

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