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Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Gary » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:38 pm

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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby thecrouch » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:42 pm

No home and away fixtures means this is a really stupid idea.

Teams with 3 home games have a massive advantage now. Teams with Italy at home have a huge advantage.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby big mervyn » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:43 pm

...and the possibility, however remote, that a team could achieve a grand slam and not be 6N champions.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:43 pm

Any actual news sources carrying this?
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby big mervyn » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Russ wrote:Any actual news sources carrying this?

BBC credible enough?
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby thecrouch » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm

big mervyn wrote:...and the possibility, however remote, that a team could achieve a grand slam and not be 6N champions.

They have that covered. If you win all 5 games you get an extra 3 points.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby big mervyn » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm

3 bonus points for a slam apparently
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:Any actual news sources carrying this?

BBC credible enough?

Not really in this current post truth age
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:51 pm

4 wins. 1 loss
Max points 22

5 wins
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Feels contrived and artificial
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Gary » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:05 pm

Tradition counts for nothing now.

Looks like they made all this up and then a little voice at the back of the room mentioned that winning the Grand Slam wouldn't necessarily mean winning the championship. So they just threw a few points in for the Grand Slam to fix this.

All far too contrived and won't work with teams not having the same number of home and away games.

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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby big mervyn » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Gary wrote:Tradition counts for nothing now.

Looks like they made all this up and then a little voice at the back of the room mentioned that winning the Grand Slam wouldn't necessarily mean winning the championship. So they just threw a few points in for the Grand Slam to fix this.

All far too contrived and won't work with teams not having the same number of home and away games.

Change for change sake

Give them a few more years, and the top 4 teams will be in a play-off.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Gary wrote:Tradition counts for nothing now.

Looks like they made all this up and then a little voice at the back of the room mentioned that winning the Grand Slam wouldn't necessarily mean winning the championship. So they just threw a few points in for the Grand Slam to fix this.

All far too contrived and won't work with teams not having the same number of home and away games.

Change for change sake

Change for the english and Welsh product
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby BR » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:21 pm

Personally, I'm not really that bothered. Never really bought into the championship table being the raison d'être for the home internationals.

They should just go like the 6 Nations B and give out a biennial cup to the table-toppers.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby mea97mb » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:27 pm

Russ wrote:4 wins. 1 loss
Max points 22

5 wins
Max points 23

Feels contrived and artificial


Maths a bit off here?

Do you not mean 5 wins, Min points 23
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:31 pm

mea97mb wrote:
Russ wrote:4 wins. 1 loss
Max points 22

5 wins
Max points 23

Feels contrived and artificial


Maths a bit off here?

Do you not mean 5 wins, Min points 23

Min max all the same in the equation of life
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