Statement: Six Nations could dump bonus-points system - Ruck

Statement: Six Nations could dump bonus-points system

The organisers of the Six Nations have hinted at potential revisions to the bonus-point system “if it became a problem.”

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As the final round of the men’s championship approaches, the prospect of a thrilling conclusion looms large, with Ireland, England, Scotland, and France all still in contention for the title.

The complex permutations of “Super Saturday” mean that Ireland could conceivably lose to Scotland and still clinch the championship, even if England were to triumph against France in Lyon.

This outcome would raise questions about the competition’s integrity, as Ireland would be crowned champions despite winning fewer matches than England.

In response to queries about potential adjustments to the bonus points system, Harrison acknowledged the possibility, stating, “Yes, if we think bonus points are a problem. But remember why bonus points are there – bonus points are there to promote positive rugby.

“It’s about fan engagement, right? Also, players know it’s not as though we’re saying, ‘You’ve played so well, we’re going to award you an extra point afterwards’.

“No, I don’t think it will change.”

Six Nations Round 5 predictions (Super Computer):

Get ready for a thrilling weekend of Six Nations action, as the Sports4Cast algorithm unveils its predictions for the upcoming matches, including the highly anticipated clash between France and England in Lyon.

Wales vs Italy

When is the Wales versus Italy match happening? Wales will face Italy on Saturday, March 16th, with the game kicking off at 2:15 pm (GMT). This match precedes Ireland’s clash with Scotland at 4:45 pm and England’s encounter with France at 8:00 pm.

Where will the Wales versus Italy match take place? The match will be held at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Wales suffered a narrow defeat to Scotland here in the opening round of fixtures before their loss to France last weekend.

How can I watch the Wales versus Italy match on TV? The match will be aired live on BBC One.

Who will be the referee? The referee for the match will be Mathieu Raynal from France.

Super computer prediction: Wales 34-16 Italy