It's an imperfect experience but if you're going to buy one rugby title this year, regardless of what anyone says, get this one.
If you love rugby, even if you are not an expert, this is probably a game that you should buy.
Inconsistent presentation and licensing issues trip up Wallabies Rugby Challenge's run for the try line, but enjoyable gameplay and a wealth of modes give it a decent chance at life beyond the World Cup.
Playstation Official Magazine UK
Has some almost crippling gameplay issues that'll have even casual rugby observers weeping into their Guinness. [Christmas 2011, p.97]
The sport lovers are indeed in a good place for this year's end. If Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge doesn't reach the level of other sports games like Top Spin 4 or NBA 2K12, it still remains a deep and enticing game, for the specialists and the newcomers alike. Its simplified gameplay and rich content make it a benchmark, even though one can still rant about some inconsistencies in terms of immersion. Shortcomings that will probably be fixed for the next edition, already announced for a september 2012 release.
PSM3 Magazine UK
Ignore the risk and reward of the real thing. [Christmas 2011, p.95]