Bonus Points

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by shazbooger, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Stupid question but I cant remember if they are in play this time round. e.g. a bonus point for scoring 4 tries, and another for losing within 7 points.

    I presume they arent. Can anyone confirm?
     
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  3. Substitute

    Substitute Guest

    No the world cup will be adorned with their unholy presence. Another rule designed only for the spectator. Look at how exciting the 6N was without them.
     
  4. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    I'm a fan of them actually. Just didnt expect them to be in the WC when they aint in use within the 6 nations and the tri-nations(are they?). They could be fairly important in the Group of Death, especially when it comes to the matches between Ireland, Argentina and France.
     
  5. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    Bonus points are only of use in a long league, or if there is a very close group. Potentially Ireland, Argentina and France could all lose 1 game. That's probably one of the few situations in which bonus points could be important. Most pools the winner will not lose, 1 team will lose 1, another team will lose 2. Bonus points are unlikely to affect the outcome of any pools.
     
  6. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    i thought the bonus poins were being used for the world cup. i was pretty certain of it.

    and yes it is used in the tri nations.
     
  7. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest

    Yes there will be bonus points this years - like 4 years ago.

    Pretty exciting for the pool of death !
     
  8. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    I dont think the bonus point system has ever been used in a RWC. If 3 teams all finish with the same points, then whoever has the better For & Against will move on to the play-offs.



    That means whoever the minnow is in the group of death will get a thrashing from France, Argies & Ireland.
     
  9. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/rules/index.html

    i love being right :)
     
  10. darwin_23

    darwin_23 Guest

    Bonus points were first introduced at the last world cup - personally I'm not a big fan of them, however as mentioned previously they seldom make a difference in determining the outcome of pools...
     
  11. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    They also are a thing for the media to grasp hold of: there were lots of bonus-point headlines in English tabloids when they were introduced to the 6N and then in the world cup.
     
  12. stevemagoo

    stevemagoo Guest

    BPs won't make a difference to any of the groups i reckon...
    They're pointless!!
     
  13. Joshua

    Joshua Guest

    From memory, bonus points were first introduced in Super 12 and Tri-Nations rugby in 1996. I think they're now used across most tournaments (was surprised that they're not used in the 6 nations). They're a good idea I think, as they add a bit of interest to the end of a game where the result may already be beyond doubt.
     
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    they're not in the 6N yet and there's no plans to introduce them either but I can see the point in having them in the world cup when you have such tightly contested pools like D plus it's not beyond the realms of probability that Scotland and Italy could draw making that all important bonus point against NZ a big incentive to either side.
     
  15. stevemagoo

    stevemagoo Guest

    Pity they weren't in this years 6N!! would have been nice for us!
     
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Not really cause had they been in then the approaches taken by the teams would have been different so who's to say it would have worked out as it did?
     
  17. stevemagoo

    stevemagoo Guest

    Ah yeah - i know that, but just imposing the system on the results as they stand produces a nicer outcome than we had.
     
  18. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

  19. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    they're not in the 6N yet and there's no plans to introduce them either but I can see the point in having them in the world cup when you have such tightly contested pools like D plus it's not beyond the realms of probability that Scotland and Italy could draw making that all important bonus point against NZ a big incentive to either side.
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    i thought they had been used once in the 6N, but i could be (and probably am) wrong
     
  20. Can you get two bonus points by scoring eight tries?
     
  21. malena

    malena Guest

    ...no

    However 8 tries does give you immunity at the next tribal council :rolleyes:
     
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