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Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:38 pm
by Gary

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:42 pm
by thecrouch
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.

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:43 pm
by big mervyn
...and the possibility, however remote, that a team could achieve a grand slam and not be 6N champions.

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:43 pm
by Russ
Any actual news sources carrying this?

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:45 pm
by big mervyn
Russ wrote:Any actual news sources carrying this?
BBC credible enough?

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm
by thecrouch
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.

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm
by big mervyn
3 bonus points for a slam apparently

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm
by Russ
big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:Any actual news sources carrying this?
BBC credible enough?
Not really in this current post truth age

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:51 pm
by Russ
4 wins. 1 loss
Max points 22

5 wins
Max points 23

Feels contrived and artificial

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:05 pm
by Gary
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

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:12 pm
by big mervyn
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.

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:12 pm
by Russ
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

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:21 pm
by BR
Personally, I'm not really that bothered. Never really bought into the championship table being the raison d'ĂȘtre for the home internationals.

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

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:27 pm
by mea97mb
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

Re: Bonus points for 6 Nations

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:31 pm
by Russ
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