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Would bonus points in Super League work?


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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

As used in Rugby Union, for scoring a number of tries and also staying within a certain number of points of a winning team?

It may increase the competitiveness of the league and encourage more intensity for the full 80 mins?

#2 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

It's used in rugby league
Has been for a few seasons
IMHO it's a good idea
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#3 Robin Evans

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

As used in Rugby Union, for scoring a number of tries and also staying within a certain number of points of a winning team?

It may increase the competitiveness of the league and encourage more intensity for the full 80 mins?

It's been used in the championship for a number of seasons now. Opinion is divided.
Some say it promotes teams to keep going to get something out of the game. Others say it rewards mediocrity.
My own opinion is that it's not the worst thing to happen in RL.
Worse nagative was the sight of one team rovers were playing opting for the two points with 5 mins left when 14 points behind to try and secure the BP. Just seemed very negative.
Best positive... this year V Dews. They did not deserve to walk off that pitch having played very well in those conditions without being rewarded for their efforts in some way. They thoroughly deserved their BP.

It's not a ball breaker but in it's current format I'm not sure it changes much tbh. I could be wrong like...
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#4 Griff

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

There's a lot of fuss about them. What people fail to take account of is you also get an extra point for winning and drawing. The only thing you don't get one for is losing by more than twelve.

But at the end of the day, the Division 2 table positions would have been just the same last season and there's only been two or three changes in the four years we've had them.

Some folk at Sheffield keep on about Barrow coming to Sheffield with the intention of just picking up a bonus point in the last league game of 2009, so that they topped the table. What they don't mention is that, if we'd had the old 2-1-0 system, they wouldn't have had to do so well as lose by twelve or less. Not sure how that would have been better.

It does keep a bit of interest during the game. Otherwise, not sure it has a great effect either way.
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#5 Marauder

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

As used in Rugby Union, for scoring a number of tries and also staying within a certain number of points of a winning team?

It may increase the competitiveness of the league and encourage more intensity for the full 80 mins?

Do we need encouragement to score tries? and one thing I've noticed in Super League over the last 15 years is that clubs have learned to play for the full 80 minutes.
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#6 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

Bonus points wouldn't work,every game is a blowout,isn't it?

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#7 YCKonstantine

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

I think its a good idea. Would like to see the table now if it was been used right now.

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#8 keighley

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

I think it kept Hunslet up at the expense of I believe York, who had a better won lost record. I don't have strong opinions either way though but what I will say is that the bonus point system needs to be in for all tiers or our for all tiers. I remember when it was introduced to the championships it was supposed to be a trial run with a view to either adopting it or not.

It has been in place long enough for a decision to be reached. Why had this not been done?

#9 longboard

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

I think it kept Hunslet up at the expense of I believe York, who had a better won lost record. I don't have strong opinions either way though but what I will say is that the bonus point system needs to be in for all tiers or our for all tiers. I remember when it was introduced to the championships it was supposed to be a trial run with a view to either adopting it or not.

It has been in place long enough for a decision to be reached. Why had this not been done?


How long has it been used in the championships?

I'm agnostic about using it.

#10 keighley

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

How long has it been used in the championships?

I'm agnostic about using it.


My memory is sketchy but it has to be at least four seasons.

#11 Griff

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

This is the fifth. I said so earlier.
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#12 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

Super League teams have enough points "given" to them that are not earned, since the officials were banned from penalising forward passes!