Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Platinum Difficulty thread)
  • Offline trophies:
    • PS3 and PS4: 21 (8 , 4 , 8 , 1 )
    • PS Vita: 20 (20 (6 , 5 , 8 , 1 )
  • Online trophies: None
  • Online pass required?: N/A
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 5-10 hours (skill dependant) (Estimated Time to Platinum thread)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 4 Competitions, 1 Custom Cup
  • Number of missable trophies: None (everything can be replayed)
  • Glitched trophies: Yes, Winning Streak but in a good way.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, certain trophies must be earned on Hard difficulty so see the walkthrough below.
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes, 4 lists exist: Vita, PS3, PS4 (NA) and PS4 (EU).
  • Extra controller required?: Yes, 2 controllers are required for Team Work on the PS3 and PS4.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A

 


Rugby 15 is a new franchise developed by HB Studios and published by Big Ben Interactive. This is the first rugby union game in two years since Rugby Challenge 2. HB Studios have not developed a rugby union game since Rugby World Cup 2011. The game is unlicensed, meaning that although you will find all the familiar teams you will not find any players you recognise. It should be noted that in terms of rugby games, the gameplay mechanics and graphics are not as good as previous rugby titles. Often the game feels sluggish and slow and the controls are sometimes non-responsive (particularly on the Vita), so please factor this in when going for your trophies.

If you are unfamiliar with Rugby video games, or even Rugby in general then please read this post for a brief overview of the rules. A glossary is also provided as you may not be familiar with many terms and expressions mentioned throughout the Guide.

In regards to the trophy list, if you are somewhat familiar with Rugby and previous rugby games, then you are looking at a quick and easy Platinum. You will need to play the majority of matches on Hard difficulty. However, this does not pose much of a challenge as you can simply play as a high ranked team against a low ranked team (all except for Serious Rugger ). All game mode or tournament related trophies can be obtained through simulating matches, which will save you a lot of time on the Platinum. Please refer to the Trophy Guide and the walkthrough below for more information.

 


General Tips:

  • All trophies can obtained in any order. The below walkthrough is a guide, especially if you are unfamiliar with rugby games.
  • All tournament related trophies can be obtained through simulating matches. This will drastically reduce the amount of time for platinum. Refer to the respective trophy descriptions for more information. We suggest manually playing the final matches though as winning these through simulation may not always work as you will be playing similar ranked teams.
    You can earn these trophies by selecting all teams (or as many as you feel comfortable with) in the competition as the human-controlled team, and simulating all the matches. Selecting 12 teams takes roughly 20 minutes to simulate the whole competition. You can do as many or as little as you feel comfortable with. Naturally, we suggest choosing the higher ranked teams if you want only a few teams to simulate. As long as a team you have selected wins the competition, the trophy will unlock.
    If you have a boost controller, this will make simulating matches a lot easier because you do not have to press yourself. Simply select as the repeated button and navigate to 'Simulate Match' and tape it down. As long as is taped down, the whole competition will continue to be simulated.
  • Unless otherwise stated, playing on Easy will make specific trophies a lot easier. There are a few that will require you to play on Hard difficulty, which is the hardest difficulty in the game.
  • Unless the trophy description states otherwise, playing as a high ranked team such New Zealand against a low ranked team such as Namibia will make all miscellaneous Hard related trophies much easier to obtain.
  • Most trophies can be obtained whilst playing a match with a short half length i.e. 5 or 10 minutes but if you are struggling to meet the requirements within this time frame, then set the match length to longer as trophies related to specific actions will unlock upon completion, you do not need to wait for the match to finish.
  • You can adjust player settings to improve a specific team. There is a reset feature for when you are finished and need to reset any adjustments you have made. From the main menu go: Options > Edit Player and choose the team you wish to adjust. Now select the player you wish to adjust and under Attributes, move their skills for each attribute.

Warning!

This game is extremely buggy. Due to this bugginess, some trophies may not unlock correctly, and that the best way to resolve this is to reset the game settings, and failing that restart the console or reinstall the game.


Step 1 (optional): Familiarising yourself with controls and gameplay

Even if you are familiar with rugby games or rugby in general, it is recommended you play a friendly match to familiarise yourself with the controls and gameplay mechanics. Alternatively have a quick look at the Tutorial section on the main menu of the screen. You may also unlock some trophies from Step 4 (and Step 2 if you play on Hard) during this introductory match.

Step 2: Hard mode and miscellaneous trophy

You need to play at least 10 matches against the CPU on Hard. During these matches you also need to focus on a few miscellaneous trophies that need be completed on Hard difficulty. None of these pose much of a challenge once you are familiar with the game and predominantly relate to performing certain things within a single match, such as obtaining a specific number of tries or conversions. All miscellaneous trophies will likely come through natural gameplay, but some may require some effort e.g. Serial Pest .

By the end of this step you should unlock the following trophies:

Break On Through
Bonus Worthy
With The Breeze
Place Kick Perfection ( on PS Vita)
Big Touch Finder
Team Work (PS3 and PS4 only)
Serial Pest
Long Droppie
100 Metre Dash
Best Behaviour
Ruck Raider
Serious Rugger
Try Haul
Winning Streak

Step 3: Tournament and competition trophies

You need to win 4 tournament titles (AVIVA Premiership, Top 14, Pro D2 and PRO12) and 1 Custom Cup competition title with 20 teams or more. All matches in all tournaments can be simulated if you wish, which will save you a lot of time as some tournaments involve up to 30 games. Refer to each respective trophy description for further information.

By the end of this step you should unlock the following trophies:

Premiership
Top 14 Champs
Pro D2 Champs
Total PRO
Customary

Step 4: clean-up

This is the time to earn any trophies you may have missed in previous steps.

Once you have unlocked all the other trophies, you will earn the Platinum:

Trophy Tackler

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Rugby 15 Trophy Guide

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21 trophies ( 1  )

  • Earn all Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies

    As with any other Platinum, obtain all other Bronze , Silver and Gold trophies to obtain this trophy. Congratulations!

  • Score a try

    This will likely be the first trophy you unlock. To score a try you must cross into the other team's goal line and touch the ball down by pressing either or ( on PS Vita). The easiest way to score a try is to give the ball to your backline (player numbers 9 to 15) and run around the outside of the other team's players. We suggest playing on Easy difficulty and play as a team with a high rank such as New Zealand against a team with a low rank, such as Namibia. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have scored the try.

  • Run and score a try directly after breaking out of a tackle, vs CPU (Hard)

    For this trophy you must break through a tackle and score a try whilst playing on Hard difficulty. Breaking through a tackle simply means that a player on the opposite team tries to tackle you, but they are unsuccessful and you keep on running with the ball. There is no specific way to break through a tackle and there are no buttons that help you do so, it is completely random but luckily enough it happens very often. Just be sure to play as a high ranked team, such as New Zealand, against a low ranked team, such as Namibia. This will help you break through tackles as your players will be stronger and tougher than the opposition. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have scored the try.

  • Score four tries in a match, vs CPU (Hard)

    You must score 4 tries in a match against the CPU while playing on hard. See First Try and Break On Through for tips on how to score tries. Playing as a high ranked team such New Zealand, against a low ranked team such as Namibia will make this easier.

  • Score a penalty goal or conversion from 55+ metres, vs CPU (Hard)

    A penalty goal and a conversion involve kicking the ball off the ground between the goal posts and over the cross bar. A penalty goal can be awarded when the opposite team gives away a penalty and a conversion is awarded when you score a try. You must obtain one of the two from a distance of 55+ metres whilst playing against any opponent CPU team on Hard difficulty.

    Out of the two options, this trophy is easiest obtained from a conversion as you can choose the distance between where you kick the ball to the goal posts, where as a penalty goal can only be kicked from where you obtained a penalty.

    Once you score a try and are choosing the distance for your conversion, you will notice a distance indicator in the top right of the screen. Make sure this is at 55 metres before you take your kick. When taking a kick at goal you will need to factor in the wind speed and direction (represented in the top right corner of the screen), as well as the power of your kick.

    Tips:

    • When kicking the ball you need to pull back on and once the meter at the bottom of the screen reaches the top in the green area you need to push forward forward on . The direction in which you push forward will affect the direction and trajectory of the ball.
    • Play as a high ranked team as they will have a more accurate kicker, such as New Zealand.
    • Turn wind to Random or High before starting the match as having the wind behind your back will greatly help in kicking the ball the required distance.
  • Score on 5 place kick attempts in a row during a match, vs CPU (Hard)

    Please note that this is a Silver trophy on the PS Vita.

    With The Breeze

    A place kick is required when you either score a try and are going for a conversion, or are attempting a penalty goal. For this trophy you must successfully score 5 place kicks (conversion and/or penalty goals) in a row without missing whilst playing on Hard difficulty against the CPU. Kicking a goal involves the use of the . You pull back to start the kick meter and then push forward when the meter is in the green area. The direction you move will determine the direction the ball will travel. There is no difference in the mechanics of place kicking between Hard and the lower difficulties. The challenge lies in having sufficient time and skill to score 5 tries and have 5 place kick attempts.

    Tips:

    • Score your tries as close to the goal posts as possible to make each kick considerably easier.
    • Turn wind off at the menu screen before starting the match as this will reduce the difficulty of each of your kicks.
    • Play as a high ranked team against a low ranked team to ensure that you score plenty of tries so you will have 5 place kick attempts.
    • Set the half length to at least 10 minutes to ensure sufficient time to score 5 tries.
  • Punt into touch for a territorial gain of 50+ metres

    For this trophy you must kick the ball into touch (i.e. over the sideline) 50+ metres from your current location. In order to kick the ball you must hold down and position your player with the to face the location/direction in which you want to kick the ball. The easiest way to obtain this trophy is when the opposite team kicks off to you or when you recover the ball following them kicking during play, as you have plenty of time and space to position yourself for the kick. The best players to kick the ball with are the flyhalf (player number 10) or the fullback (player number 15).

    Note: You must actually gain at least 50 metres of territory. What this means is that the ball must not go into touch on the full if the breakdown begins outside your own 22 metre zone. If the breakdown is outside it, you must land in the field of play and then bounce into touch. If not, you won't gain any metres because play will go back to where you kicked the ball from.

  • Successful lineout throw by human-controlled players on same team

     

    Please note that this trophy does not exist in the PS Vita version, it is in the PS4 and PS3 releases because the PS Vita does not support multiple local players. You will require two controllers in order to obtain this trophy.

    A lineout is a set move that occurs when the ball is either kicked or carried over the sideline. When playing with two controllers, one player will be throwing the ball in and the other will be jumping in the lineout to catch it. This can easily be done with you controlling both controllers. Simply press to throw the ball in with one control and then press with the other controller to jump and catch it. You must successfully throw the ball and catch it to unlock the trophy. If you throw it in and either mis-time the jump and miss the ball, or the opponent team wins the lineout then you will not unlock the trophy. We advise playing on Easy difficulty as the opponent team are unlikely to jump and contest for the ball, which makes winning the lineout much easier.

  • Score a drop goal from 40+ metres

    In order to perform a drop goal you press and hold whilst aiming the kick at the goal posts. In order to aim your kick, simply point the in the direction you wish the ball to travel. There is no arrow indicator on screen, you can only judge by the direction in which the player is moving/facing. Furthermore the longer you hold , the more power your kick will have and thus the further the kick will go. For this trophy you must obtain a drop goal from 40+ metres.

    When going for a drop goal you will need to have adequate space and time to execute the kick. If defending players are close by then they will tackle you before you get a chance to kick the ball. As such the best method of performing a drop goal is to run around the entire team and once clear of defenders line yourself up with the goal post running straight towards it and hold . Just make sure that you are at least 40 metres from the goal posts and that you are controlling a player that is good at kicking, i.e. the scrumhalf (player number 9), flyhalf (player number 10) or the fullback (player number 15). If the ball successfully goes over the cross bar between the goal posts then the trophy will unlock.

  • Score a try after running the ball directly from behind your own goal line

    For this trophy you must score a try by running the full length of the field. That is, from your own goal line to the other team's goal line. This is most easily done on Easy difficulty whilst playing as a top ranked team, such as New Zealand, against a low ranked team, such as Namibia. Doing this will ensure your players do not get tired and slow down, and wil give you a greater chance of breaking through tackles. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have scored the try.

    Method:

    1. Obtain the ball and run back into your own goal area.
    2. Pass the ball whilst in your goal area ( + for PS3 and PS4 and + for PS Vita) to one of the faster players, such as the wingers (player numbers 11 and 14) or the fullback (player number 15).
    3. Run towards the sideline to get around the other team players and run towards the opposite end of the field.
    4. Once you reach the opponent team's goal area press or ( for PS Vita) to score a try.


    Note: In order for the trophy to count the player in which you score the try with must obtain the ball whilst in your own goal area. You cannot run back into your goal area and then run back out. As such, the best method to obtain this trophy would be to start from a breakdown near your own goal line.

  • Do not concede any penalty infringements in a match

    You must not concede any penalties during a match. You do not have to win the match, and you can play on any difficulty you like. We advise playing on Easy and setting the half lengths to 5 minutes, as the shorter the game, the less time you have to potentially concede a penalty. Please refer to Serial Pest for a list of ways in which penalties can be given in the game, just be sure to avoid performing these throughout the match. This trophy will unlock at the end of the match.

  • Win 5 ruck turnovers in a match, vs CPU (Hard)

    In order to win a ruck turnover you must be the defending team and tackle the opposition player. Once a ruck has formed you must then win possession of the ball. To do this you need quickly add players to the ruck and push forward. This can be done by pushing forward on the on the PS3 and PS4 ( for PS Vita). Once the meter next to the ruck turns green you must then press (or ) to win the ball and take possession of it. If you take too long the opposition will keep possession of the ball. Alternatively, if you are too quick and press (or ) before the meter is green, i.e. when it is red or yellow, you will penalised and the opposing team will receive a penalty. After winning a ruck turnover, simply give the ball back to the opposing team by kicking it and repeat it again. Once you have successfully won 5 ruck turnovers, the trophy will unlock.

    The image below shows the green bar and indicates that you can now press (or ) to win the ball:
     

  • Win a match against an international team rated 90+, vs CPU (Hard)

    This will likely be the most difficult trophy in the game. However, you should not have any troubles with it once you are familiar with the gameplay mechanics. New Zealand is the only team in the game that has a ranking of 90+. As such, you must play and defeat them on Hard difficulty. Feel free to use whatever team you like, but we suggest playing as New Zealand as well since they are the highest ranked team. It does not matter what length you set the match to but to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to score points, we suggest setting the half lengths to 10 minutes.

    Tips:

    • Keep possession of the ball. By holding on to the ball, you will limit the possibility of the other team scoring points.
    • Do not give away penalties. The opposition team will kick penalty goals from anywhere in your half which will award them with 3 easy points.
    • Contest every breakdown. Get the ball out of the ruck as quick as you can to reduce the chance of the opposition stealing it.


    inmate101 suggests an alternative method. Go to Options > Edit Player > New Zealand and put Speed, Acceleration, Strength and Tackle for all the starting players (numbers 1 through 15) to 0. The team will still have a rank of 90 overall, which allows you to beat them easily with another high-ranked team such as France, Australia or England.

  • Score 10 tries in a match, vs CPU (Hard) (5 or 10 min halves)

     

    You must score 10 tries in a match against the CPU while playing on hard with 5 or 10 minute halves. See First Try and Break On Through for tips on how to score tries. Playing as a high ranked team, such as New Zealand, against a low ranked team, such as Namibia, will make this easier.

  • Win 10 matches in a row, vs CPU (Hard) as the lead controller

    Glitch Note: The trophy may not unlock at 10 matches. For us it unlocked once we had won 3 consecutive matches so as such, the trophy may be bugged in a good way. However, there are reports of it not unlocking after 10 matches and having to repeat the 10 wins.

    For this trophy you must win 10 consecutive matches on Hard difficulty against the CPU. You must do this in one sitting, as if you turn off the console the count will restart and you will need to start over. It does not matter what length of game you play. For time's sake though, we suggest playing on 5 minute halves. Furthermore, playing as a high ranked team such as New Zealand, against a low ranked team such as Namibia will ensure you have the highest possibility of winning the match.

  • Win the AVIVA Premiership title

    In order to set up an AVIVA Premiership tournament, select the 'AVIVA Premiership' option from the main menu. The AVIVA Premiership tournament consists of 22 round-robin matches where you play each team twice. This is then followed by a sudden death semi-final and then the final. In order to unlock this trophy you must win the title by winning the final. You may simulate as many matches as you like, but we recommend playing out the final few matches, especially the finals, to ensure that you win. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have won the final of the tournament.

    There are 12 teams in the AVIVA Premiership tournament, below is a list of all the teams and their ratings. We advise that you choose a higher ranked team as they have a higher chance of winning simulated matches.

    Bath Rugby [79]
    Harlequins [83]
    London Wasps [79]
    Sale Sharks [78]
    Exeter Chiefs [75]
    Leicester Tigers [83]
    Newcastle Falcons [70]
    Saracens [85]
    Gloucester Rugby [75]
    London Irish [75]
    Northampton Saints [85]
    London Welsh [75]

  • Win the Top 14 title

    In order to set up a Top 14 tournament, select the 'Top 14' option from the main menu. The Top 14 title tournament consists of 26 round-robin matches where you play each team twice, followed by the knock-out (finals) stages. The knock-out stages consist of three rounds. The teams finishing 3rd through to 6th on the ladder play in the quarter-finals, hosted by the 3rd and 4th teams. The winners then face the teams finishing 1st and 2nd on the ladder in the semi-finals, with the winners of each semi-final playing in the final. In order to unlock this trophy you must win the title by winning the final. You may simulate as many matches as you like, but we recommend playing out the final few matches, especially the finals, to ensure that you win. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have won the final of the tournament.

    There are 14 teams in the Top 14 title tournament, below is a list of all the teams and their ratings. We advise that you choose a higher ranked team as they have a higher chance of winning simulated matches.

    Aviron Boyonne [74]
    Castres Olympique [82]
    Montpellier HR [86]
    Stade Francais Paris [79]
    Bordeaux-Begles [79]
    ASM Clermont [83]
    Oyonnax Rugby [75]
    RC Toulon [85]
    Ca Brive Correze [75]
    FC Grenoble [75]
    Racing Metro 92 [83]
    Stade Toulousain [79]
    Stade Rochelais [70]
    Lou Rugby [71]

  • Win the Pro D2 title

    In order to set up a Pro D2 tournament, select the 'Pro D2' option from the main menu. The Pro D2 tournament consists of 30 rounds, with no finals. In order to win the title you must be placed at the top of the ladder by the end of the 30th round. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have finished the final game of the tournament at the top of the ladder.

    There are 16 teams in the Pro D2 tournament, below is a list of all the teams and their ratings. We advise that you choose a higher ranked team as they have a higher chance of winning simulated matches.

    Biarritz Olympique [69]
    SC Albi [62]
    Bourgoin-Jallieu [66]
    US Dax Rugby Landes [62]
    USA Perpignan [71]
    Stade Aurillacois [66]
    US Carcassonnaise [62]
    Stade Montois Rugby [66]
    SU Agen [70]
    AS Beziers Herault [67]
    Colomiers Rugby [66]
    RC Narbonne [70]
    Section Paloise [70]
    Tarbes Pyrenees [70]
    Rugby Club Massy [60]
    Mont Auban [63]

  • Win the PRO12 title

    In order to set up a PRO12 tournament, select the 'PRO12' option from the main menu. The PRO12 tournament consists of 22 round-robin matches where you play each team twice. This is then followed by a sudden death semi-final and then the final. In order to unlock this trophy you must win the title by winning the final. You may simulate as many matches as you like, but we recommend playing out the final few matches, especially the finals, to ensure that you win. This trophy will unlock shortly after you have won the final of the tournament.

    There are 12 teams in the PRO12 tournament, below is a list of all the teams and their ratings. We advise that you choose a higher ranked team as they have a higher chance of winning simulated matches.

    Benetton Treviso [67]
    Edinburgh Rugby [73]
    Munster Rugby [82]
    Scarlets [75]
    Cardiff Blues [75]
    Glasgow Warriors [83]
    Newport Gwent Dragons [74]
    Ulster Rugby [79]
    Connacht Rugby [70]
    Leinster Rugby [84]
    Ospreys [80]
    Zebre [67]

  • Create and win a competition in Custom Cup featuring 20 teams or more

    In order to set up a Custom Cup select the 'Custom Cup' option from the main menu. The only settings you want to take note of are the number of teams (minimum 20) and the teams category. We advise to select the 'Any Teams' option as this will make the tournament a lot easier and will allow you to simulate every match with higher chance of winning. For example, you can play as a high ranked international team such as New Zealand and then make all remaining teams low ranked club level teams. Once you advance to the next screen you can change what teams are in the tournament, and you can also select the team which you want to control. Make sure you select a high ranked team as the human controlled team, such as New Zealand, and ensure that all remaining teams have a low ranking, such as those below 70 (there is an adequate selection of teams in the game to ensure that all 19 other teams are rated below 70).

    Once all matches have been simulated or played and you win the Custom Cup, the trophy will unlock.

 

Secret trophies

  • Get awarded two yellow and/or red cards in a match

    Players in your team will be awarded a yellow card (10 minutes in the sin bin) or a red card (sent off for the game) for giving away multiple penalties throughout the match. You must be awarded one of each or two of the same card within a single match. It does not have to be the same player that gets awarded the card, your team just needs to be awarded any two during the course of a single match. A penalty can be awarded for various infringements in the game, including:

    • Being offside at the breakdown. A yellow line in line with the ball at the breakdown will indicate if your players (or the opposition's) are over the offside line. The image below shows the location of the offside line and the position of an offside player.

    • Having hands in the ruck - in order to be penalised for having hands in the ruck, you must press ( on the PS Vita) at the breakdown before your team has gained control of the ball, i.e. before the meter has turned green. The image below shows the meter coloured yellow. This indicates that you have not yet won possession of the ball and if you press (or ) you will give away a penalty for either foul play or hands in the ruck.

    • Purposefully collapsing the maul or scrum (by pressing during a maul or scrum)
    • Tackling a player who does not have possession of the ball


    Unfortunately, there is no specific or consistent infringement that will award you with a yellow or red card. As such, this trophy requires a decent amount of luck. What you will want to do is repeatedly give away penalties throughout the entire match and hope the referee awards you a yellow or red card. To make this slightly easier, we suggest setting the half lengths to a minimum of 10 minutes, this should ensure an adequate amount of time to receive the two yellow and/or red cards then the trophy will unlock at the end of the match.

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