Rugby Championship to adopt bonus-point system used by Super Rugby
Last Updated: 23/06/16 10:15am
Governing body SANZAAR is to adopt the modified bonus point system used in Super Rugby this season for this year's four-nation Rugby Championship.
The tournament, featuring southern hemisphere powers New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina, will replace its four-try bonus point system with a bonus point awarded to a team finishing three or more tries ahead of its opponent.
The bonus point for losing by seven or fewer points remains unchanged.
SANZAAR chief Andy Marinos said Super Rugby had produced "some of the most exciting and complete 80-minute games in the history of the competition this season, spurred on by the introduction of the new bonus point system".
"We believe that across the SANZAAR tournaments, for the sake of the players, broadcasters and the fans, we should have consistency in terms of the tournament points system," he added.
This year's Rugby Championship will also include a match played at Twickenham for the first time.
Argentina will 'host' Australia in their final clash on October 8 in London, the tournament's first match held outside of the southern hemisphere.
The match at Twickenham is a repeat of last year's World Cup semi-final at the same venue.