Six Nations Championship to introduce bonus points

Scotland will face Ireland in the opening match of this season's Six Nations. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scotland will face Ireland in the opening match of this season's Six Nations. Picture: Ian Rutherford

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A bonus points system will be used in this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship.

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The Six Nations Council announced bonus points will be trialled in the Six Nations, women’s Six Nations and Under-20 Six Nations tournaments, and then reviewed.

The Council said it had taken the decision “to encourage and reward try-scoring and attacking play.”

The first game of this season’s Six Nations is Scotland against Ireland on February 4.

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