Scrums manna from heaven in the search for bonus points

Maximising key attacking platform will be a potent weapon during the Six Nations

 Ireland’s Conor Murray gets ready to put the ball into the scrum against Australia. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Murray gets ready to put the ball into the scrum against Australia. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

All changed this week, changed utterly as the beautiful old championship warhorse is to introduce a bonus points system in the Six Nations.

This is such an exciting move but changes everything. The culture of our championship has evolved over a century and is based in outscoring the opposition – 3-0 if needs be , but now that may not suffice.

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