Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

New Format Should Prove a Real Bonus

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

New Format Should Prove a Real Bonus

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FOR a one-season trial, bonus points will be on offer for teams either scoring four tries or more, or losing by fewer than seven points.

Organisers are hoping this experiment, which brings the Six Nations into line with the scoring system in the Rugby Championship and most other leagues, will deliver more tries and place the emphasis on attacking play.

A team winning a game shall be awarded FOUR match points If the winning team score four tries or more in the process, FIVE match points If a team lose a match, they shall be awarded NO match points If a team lose a match by a margin of seven points or less, OR score four tries, ONE match point If a team lose a match by a margin of seven points or less, AND score four tries, TWO match points Teams that draw a match shall each be awarded TWO match points In a draw, any teams who score four or more tries shall be awarded a further match point so THREE match points Grand Slam: A team that wins all five matches gets THREE match points YOUR GUIDE TO THIS YEAR'S FIXTURES ROUND 1 Tomorrow: Scotland v Ireland (2. …

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