Six Nations 2017 Stats: Have the introduction of bonus-points improved things?

Many wondered if the introduction of try-scoring bonus points would encourage more attacking rugby – and from the evidence of the opening two rounds, they’d be right!

The first two weeks of the competition saw 27 tries scored, a massive increase on the two previous editions.


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Number of tries With Bonus Points (After Two Rounds) 
2017: 27

Number of tries Without Bonus Points (After two Rounds) 
2016: 19
2015: 18
2014: 17
2013: 22
2012: 20

It will be interesting to see if this massive increase continues throughout the 2017 edition of the competition!

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