Rugby

Blackadder questions 'bizarre' bonus point change

2016-01-22 07:18
Todd Blackadder (Getty Images)

Wellington - The bonus point system his set to be revised for the Super Rugby competition, though some coaches are complaining about a lack of consultation.

READ: Radical new bonus point system for Super Rugby

The old system under which teams received a bonus point for scoring four or more tries is set to be abolished and teams will now only receive an attacking bonus point if they score three tries more than their opponents. The system is borrowed from France's Top 14, where it is said to reward defence as well as attack.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder said he wasn't aware of the change until he received an e-mail from Super Rugby's governing body SANZAR. He said there had been no consultation with coaches.

"There hasn't really been a lot of consulting, to be honest, which is disappointing. But it is what it is. Like anything we will ask our players to adapt and get on with it."

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