Hi there, firstly thanks for taking the time to read this, I hope my thoughts and suggestions could be taken into consideration in a possible update some time in the future.
In no particular order here are my thoughts on the game so far...
Can we please have an option to turn off the squiggly lines in game. I personally don't like them, they add nothing but a visual mess to the game and take away the immersion.
Can the step animation be changed as it isn't very good as it is.
It would be great if leaving the ruck and repositioning in the defensive line was as quick and smooth as going in, Feels a bit sluggish as is.
I feel set plays are poorly implemented in this game as the player positioning is really poor on set up. Having such a long run up is very unrealistic thus gives the defensive line forever to be ready because there is no element of surprise or need for the defensive line to react quickly and this must surely affect player stamina/fatigue having to run back and forth 30 or 40 metres each time. I've also had the game crash a few times trying to cycle through set play options when holding L2 so I've kind of been put off using them for now.
The passing game needs tidying up as it feels a bit too loose. Too many offloads, forward passes, forward passes that aren't called and passes that aren't forward called forward and no real structure in its use especially by the AI. The sliders help a tad but still room for improvement.
Adding the button icons to players when holding L1 or R1 would help the player see where exactly a pass outside of the nearest player is going to go.
I also think the long pass should go to hand no matter what cutout pass button is pressed just to tidy up that pass that goes to ground until the icons are added.
The Dpad defensive options keep resetting at each breakdown, it would be nice to have the selected option stay the same until the ball is turned over to save having to keep changing it.
Adding the option to slide your defensive line left or right on the dpad would be a nice addition especially if you want to keep compressed defence a bit wider out then normal on both sides of the ruck.
The kicking game could be tidied up a bit so you can't kick back over your head when facing the wrong way, also perhaps reduce kicking accuracy when kicking when tackled.
There have been many instances when offside players have picked up the ball and scored tries.
Lineout throw marker could be slowed down on hard and pro difficulty, seems a bit unfair to make the game harder in this way. Normal difficulty speed is perfect.
Additionally it would be good to see more improvement on general play from the AI. Like have a lot less offloads and throwing willy nilly passes and more one out hit ups, ruck control, kicking for field position, just generally smarter more realistic tactical attacking and defensive gameplay on all difficulties.
Make 10 minute match default setting so you don't have to keep changing it before a match.
Also might be just me but the kicking metre design is a bit funny for my eyes.
That's all for now. Will add more as I find more. Thanks for your time.