It was revealed on the official Rugby Challenge Facebook page that Rugby Challenge won’t be released in Europe in time for the Rugby World Cup.

A rumor suggested that the game would be released on September 8th in the UK/Ireland/Wales. This is not the case as here’s what was posted on the Facebook page:

“To quell the rumours- release in the UK/Ireland/Wales will not be on the 8/9 September 2011.”

Rugby fans will know that the Rugby World Cup officially kicks off on September 9th with New Zealand facing off against Tonga in the opening match as Eden Park.

Sadly, European and North American gamers won’t be able to play Rugby Challenge to celebrate the start of the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Rugby Challenge is however already available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. A PC release date for the game is to be announced at a later date.