From what I've been reading in other places. People that have previously have some sort of mod chip/hard mod are having the problem with not being able to choose anything in the menus. People who have never had any sort of mod-chip but only use soft-mod don't seem to be having this problem. (One of the many reasons I don't like hard-mod despite all the positive PR it seems to get compared to soft-mod).
Anyhow I've been playing an NRL season with the Manly Sea Eagles. Game is pretty good with a GameCube controller, but just like Madden before it, the Wiimote absolutely sucks for most sports games (Tiger Woods excluded).