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Bonus Points - Will They Make A Difference

In the southern hemisphere it is all about scoring tries and as such it is no surprise that the Rugby Championship adopted the bonus point system early on. 652 more words

Rugby

How will the Bonus Point System effect the RBS 6 Nations Championship?

With the powers that be at the RBS Six Nations introducing a trial of the Bonus Points System, I thought I would be interesting to have a look at how the new points system cpuld potentially effect the championship. 611 more words

The Six Nations is introducing bonus points for the first time. Here's why it's a terrible idea.

Bonus points in rugby – the system whereby, alongside the four points awarded for a win and the two points awarded for a draw, an extra point is awarded to those who score four tries in a single game and those who lose by seven or less – were first introduced for the New Zealand domestic competition in 1995. 996 more words

Rugby

Six Nations to have bonus points

For as long as I have been on the RFU Council, and this is my ninth season, the issue of bonus points for the Six Nations has been discussed by the 6N committee and each time it has been rejected. 335 more words

England Rugby

Bonus Points and the Six Nations

The bonus point system, introduced for the 2003 Rugby World Cup and used throughout international and club competitions around the world ever since, was devised to reward attacking play, encouraging teams to win games through the scoring of tries rather than through kicking drop goals or penalties. 812 more words

Rugby

Red Jacket & Religion

Red Jacket & Religion

By Sarah Becker ©2016

In 1754, during the French and Indian War, Benjamin Franklin presented his Plan of the Union to seven colonies at a meeting in Albany, New York. 1,170 more words

History

How does this grab you?

Our Six Nations correspondent Moe Hawk reports again on the political scene in America.

I’ve heard a lot of people mouthing off about ‘democracy’ lately, since the rise of your new Sachem who boasts of grabbing women somewhere. 184 more words

Satire