I got this game about 3 weeks ago and I wasn't expecting it to be this great. The game-play is much more realistic such as the line-outs. On Rugby 08, you can easily steal your oppositions throw, whereas on 06, you will see that it is much more realistic.
I also love doing the Lions Tour to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This is one of the main reasons why I decided to buy this game.