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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:58 pm

big mervyn wrote:You can't really apply something like this retrospectively. BPs weren't part of the equations on the last day of those championships.

I imagine some of those final days would have played out differently if they had. Have to say the trys scored/points difference scenarios were also unsatisfactory at times as is the consecutive match format (although that's never going to change).

Always best if somebody wins all their games.

Unless it's the welsh
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby big mervyn » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:01 pm

Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:You can't really apply something like this retrospectively. BPs weren't part of the equations on the last day of those championships.

I imagine some of those final days would have played out differently if they had. Have to say the trys scored/points difference scenarios were also unsatisfactory at times as is the consecutive match format (although that's never going to change).

Always best if somebody wins all their games.

Unless it's the welsh

Or the English.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Russ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:01 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:You can't really apply something like this retrospectively. BPs weren't part of the equations on the last day of those championships.

I imagine some of those final days would have played out differently if they had. Have to say the trys scored/points difference scenarios were also unsatisfactory at times as is the consecutive match format (although that's never going to change).

Always best if somebody wins all their games.

Unless it's the welsh

Or the English.

I've grown to like them
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Shan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:33 pm

Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:Or the English.

I've grown to like them


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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby ayepod » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:46 pm

I'm in the positive camp on this one. A lot of Six Nations games are crap! Yes there is tradition and rivalry, but I'm up for an experiment to see if it can add a bit more interest to the second half of some one-sided games.

What I don't want this to be is an excuse from the suits to ignore Georgia knocking on the door. Why not increase to a 7-team tournament? You resolve the unequal number of home/away games problem, and create another whereby teams will have had an extra week's rest for some games. All can be accommodated in the same window, and is Georgia are so guff then the 'established' teams can play their B teams.


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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby WeeWorld » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:07 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:You can't really apply something like this retrospectively. BPs weren't part of the equations on the last day of those championships.

I imagine some of those final days would have played out differently if they had. Have to say the trys scored/points difference scenarios were also unsatisfactory at times as is the consecutive match format (although that's never going to change).

Always best if somebody wins all their games.

Unless it's the welsh

Or the English.


Or the Scots FFS

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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby againstthehead » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:50 am

I'd quite like the winner to play the winner of the rugby championship on a regular basis - maybe at the end of the Autumn series although I guess it makes scheduling difficult.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby caledoniancelt » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:41 am

Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:You can't really apply something like this retrospectively. BPs weren't part of the equations on the last day of those championships.

I imagine some of those final days would have played out differently if they had. Have to say the trys scored/points difference scenarios were also unsatisfactory at times as is the consecutive match format (although that's never going to change).

Always best if somebody wins all their games.

Unless it's the welsh

Or the English.

I've grown to like them



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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Shan » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:09 am

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Folk who believe in the glory of suffering may love terminal cancer. In that case it would be similar to feelings towards those wonderful people of England.
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby WeeWorld » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:03 am

againstthehead wrote:I'd quite like the winner to play the winner of the rugby championship on a regular basis - maybe at the end of the Autumn series although I guess it makes scheduling difficult.


It would end up being held in Japan and no one else would bother watching
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby Rooster » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:36 pm

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againstthehead wrote:I'd quite like the winner to play the winner of the rugby championship on a regular basis - maybe at the end of the Autumn series although I guess it makes scheduling difficult.


It would end up being held in Japan and no one else would bother watching

Sarriscum would demand it was played in Los Angeles or Outer Mongolia
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Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:45 pm

Well I see I was wrong in thinking Ireland may not have "won" their two recent championships, they would indeed. Not only that but the BP system would have made Ireland rather than France champions in 2007 which may have been some compensation in the year that they were truly appalling in the RWC when some were tipping them to win it. :shock:

In 2013 England rather than Wales would have won despite the absolute thrashing Wales handed them on the final day, when yet again England blew a grand slam. I didn't watch the game but rejoiced in the result.

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