Six Nations 2020 bonus points: How do you get a rugby bonus point and how many tries do teams need? – The Sun

THE Six Nations is in full swing, despite coronavirus bringing some disruption to the tournament.

England will be looking to bounce back from their Rugby World Cup final defeat and prove they can claim more trophies under Eddie Jones.

How do you get a bonus point in the Six Nations?

Six Nations teams receive four points for a win, two points for a draw and nothing for a defeat by more than eight points.

A team will receive ONE extra point if they score four or more tries in a single match, and ONE extra point if they lose by eight or less.

The system has been used for the past few years in Six Nations, as Wales claimed the Grand Slam last year.

In a Six Nations first, bonus points were awarded in 2017 in what was designed to be a three-year trial run.

But due to its overwhelming success in encouraging attacking, engaging rugby, that trial has now been scrapped and the system brought in permanently.

How many points do teams get for a win?

Teams get four points for a win and zero for a loss.

That means the most points a winning team can get is five, while a losing team can still pick up up to two points.

Two points are given if a match is tied, meaning teams involved in drawn matches get three points if they score four tries.

Six Nations fixtures and results 2020

Round 1

Saturday, February 1

Wales vs Italy

Ireland vs Scotland

Sunday, February 2

France vsEngland

Round 2

Saturday, February 8

Ireland vs Wales

Scotland vs England

Sunday, February 9

France vs Italy

Round 3

Saturday, February 22

Italy vs Scotland

Wales vs France

Sunday, February 23

England vs Ireland

Round 4

Saturday, March 7

Ireland vs Italy POSTPONED

England vs Wales

Sunday, March 8

Scotland vs France

Round 5

Saturday, March 14

Wales vs Scotland

Italy vs England POSTPONED

France vs Ireland

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