Gordon D'Arcy: Schmidt’s vision another bonus for Ireland

Joe Schmidt saw it coming: a try isn’t worth five points any more – it’s a quarter of a bonus point

 Keith Earls scores Ireland’s  third try against Australia in the November series. Ireland will bring their attacking gameplan into the Six Nations with bonus points now on offer. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Keith Earls scores Ireland’s third try against Australia in the November series. Ireland will bring their attacking gameplan into the Six Nations with bonus points now on offer. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

A try isn’t worth five points anymore. I would be very surprised if Joe Schmidt or any Six Nations coach was caught unawares by the incoming bonus point system.

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