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'Infant School Marketing' - Reaction To Six Nations Introduction Of Bonus Point System

'Infant School Marketing' - Reaction To Six Nations Introduction Of Bonus Point System
By PJ Browne Updated

With just nine weeks until the opening weekend of the tournament, the Six Nations Council today sprung news that, for the first time, the bonus point system would be introduced on a trial basis for the 2017 Championship.

It's basically the same system at the European Cup with one additional method of acquiring points. If a team wins the Grand Slam (all of their games) this ensures them a further three points. It guarantees that a team which wins the Grand Slam also wins the Championship.

Reaction to the introduction has mostly been positive.

However, Sunday Times writer Stephen Jones believes will make no difference (view here if you're blocked).

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He does have some who agree with him.

There are also sceptics.

Plenty believe it is the right move for the tournament.

Some Welsh fans are disappointed regarding the timing.

Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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