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Event Date: 4th February – 18th March 2017
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Last season it was two points for a win, but that will become four – plus a bonus point for four or more tries.A losing team could pick up two bonus points – one if they score four or more tries and another if they lose by fewer than seven points.A team that wins the Grand Slam – all five games – gets three extra points.Teams that draw will now get two points each with a similar bonus point available for high scoring.The system – already used in the World Cup, English Premiership, Pro12 and the National Rugby Championship in Australia – will also be trialled in the the Women’s Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations championships.
The first game of this season’s men’s Six Nations is Scotland against Ireland at Murrayfield on 4 February, followed by holders England against France at Twickenham on the same day.England won their first Grand Slam in 13 years in last season’s competition.John Feehan, chief executive of Six Nations said: “The drama and excitement of the last weekend of the Six Nations championship is unique and is, more often than not, driven by a number of teams on equal championship points all competing for first place on the table.”It is important for us to ensure that any bonus point system which is implemented would not, in any way, take away from this unique dynamic.
“At the same time, we are also conscious that we must reward try scoring and an attacking style of play that will Six Nations Rugby Live deliver more tries and greater rewards for fans and players alike.”Bonus points will be awarded in a radical shake-up of next year’s Six Nations as tournament organisers seek to encourage teams to adopt a more attacking style of play.The new system, which will be introduced initially on a trial basis, will award four points for a win, rather than two, and five should the winners score four or more tries.Losing sides will receive a bonus point should they score four tries and another if they lose by less than seven points.A draw will now be worth two points, rather than one, with an extra point for teams scoring four or more tries. Any team winning all five matches would receive three extra points.
“We have been looking at the feasibility of a bonus point system for a while and examining what kind of bonus point system would work best, given the unique properties and format of our Championships,” Six Nations chairman Pat Whelan said.”We are happy that the system that we have decided to trial is the one best suited to our Championships and we are delighted to be going ahead with this new development,” he added in a statement.The new system, which will also be trialled in the women’s and the Under 20s Six Nations Championships, will be evaluated after the tournament.More often than not the Six Nations hinges on the final round of matches and chief executive John Feenan said any changes were designed not to interfere with the dramatic conclusions fans have become used to.
“The drama and excitement of the last weekend of the RBS 6 Nations Championship is unique and is, more often than not, driven by a number of teams on equal points all competing for first place on the table,” he said.”It is important for us to ensure that any bonus point system which is implemented would not, in any way, take away from this unique dynamic.”At the same time, we are also conscious that we must reward try scoring and an attacking style of play that will deliver more tries and greater rewards for fans and players alike.”Formerly the Home Nations and Five Nations Championships, the competition has been running for over 130 years, halted only for a space of nine years during two World Wars.
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Leading into the 2017 tournament, England will look to secure back-to-back titles in the competition that boasts a new points structure.The Six Nations is the successor to the Home Nations and Five Nations Championships.Created in 1883, the Home Nations Championship was the first international rugby union tournament, and was contested between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.France were added to the mix in 1910 to form the first Five Nations Championship, however they were expelled from the competition in 1932 following allegations of professionalism in the then-amateur game.Following the end of World War II, France were once again allowed to compete, reforming the Five Nations.
The competition remained largely the same until 2000, when Italy was introduced, creating the inaugural Six Nations Championship.England and France currently share the most Six Nations titles between them, with five each. The Roses, however, sit atop the all-time table having secured more Championship points in their five victories.England also lead the pack for most Five Nations titles, holding 17, closely followed by Wales with 15.The Six Nations Rugby Live Stream team that finishes the Championship in last place is said to be awarded the ‘Wooden Spoon’ – a place largely dominated by Italy over the past 16 years.If the Six Nations champion secures their title by winning all five of their games against opposing nations, they are deemed to have recorded a ‘Grand Slam’.
England once again come in at first place for most Grand Slam victories with 13, while Wales and France sit close behind at 11 and nine respectively.Each year, an additional title is contested between the four Home Unions (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales).The team that defeats each of the other three Home Unions is deemed to have won the ‘Triple Crown’.The winner of this title is not always the Six Nations Champion in that particular year, as was seen in the 2014 Six Nations, when England won the Triple Crown, but lost the Championship to Ireland on points difference.England has secured 25 Triple Crown titles, more than any other Home Union – their most recent coming in 2016.Each team in the Championship plays the other five once per season, giving 15 matches in total.
Home advantages are in alternate seasons – IE. England will host France in 2017, as France hosted England the previous year.Over the past few years, a number of arguments have been put forward to allow different national sides to compete in the Six Nations.Currently, the organisers of the Championship are considering a promotion-relegation system in alignment with the second-tier Rugby Europe International Championships, whereby the Six Nations’ wooden spoon recipients swap places with the second-tier winners for the following season.This kind of system currently operates through the lower tiers of European Test rugby, with the winners of the third-tier European Trophy being promoted to the Championships.However, no official moves have been put in place to put this action into motion.
In 2017, the Six Nations will be changing the way in which the Championship’s points system works.For the first time, the tournament will introduce a bonus point system, in the hope of promoting attacking rugby and improving the spectacle of European rugby for spectators.Under the old system, teams were awarded two points for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss.Now, the winning team will receive four points, with an additional point on offer for teams that score four tries or more, making five points the maximum total for each round.A draw will earn each team two points, and an additional point will be awarded for a side that scores four or more tries.
As in the previous system, a loss will carry no score, however losing teams have the opportunity to pick up two bonus points either by losing the match within seven points of the other team, or by Six Nations Rugby 2017 Live scoring four or more tries.In addition, at the end of the Championship, three bonus points will be awarded if a team secures the Grand Slam, to ensure they are also Six Nations champions – mathematically, a team that wins all five games without bonus points would only have the same number of points as a team that loses one and wins four with a bonus point. [Source]