Rugby Union

Bonus Points Introduced in Six Nations

There is a bonus point system being introduced in the upcoming tournament of Six Nations that would be held on February 2017. Five games in the championship of last season had been won by England. Hence, the team definitely has an edge over others in the upcoming tournament.

Meanwhile, the bonus points reward system that is being introduced in 2017 will help to reward the different teams. They would be encouraged by the points which would be designed to reward scores as well as the attacking modes of play. Last season the bonus points were in the tune of two points for every win. That is becoming four points for every win as well as an extra point when there are four tries or more.

The new points system should make the games more exciting thatn ever, with fan participation at games key to helping cheer the ball across the line and win more points. Fans can get tickets to all Six Nations matches on this website, and will have a real part to play.

Losing teams on the other hand will pick up bonus points as well, two at least for every game they lose. It would also depend on their number of tries. Teams that win a Grand Slam of five games in total will get three extra points. Teams which end up with a draw position get two points, along with bonus points for high scores. The system is in use in the World Cup, National Rugby Championship, and Pro12 and in English Premiership leagues.

The point system is being introduced in the Six Nations of Women’s league as well as for the Under 20s league. The first game would be between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on the 4th of February. England would surely benefit from the points they have gathered as they won their Grand Slam after a period of 13 years. John Feehan, who is chief executive officer of the league, stated that the excitement and drama over the upcoming league is considerable. The points will also enable the participating teams to compete for the final position with more than mere victories.