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.
Number of tries With Bonus Points (After Two Rounds)
Number of tries Without Bonus Points (After two Rounds)
It will be interesting to see if this massive increase continues throughout the 2017 edition of the competition!