Six Nations 2019: How points and bonus points are awarded
The 2019 Six Nations will come to an epic end over the weekend. It is still possible for three teams (Wales, England and Ireland) to win the title. However, those possibilities rely on a few complicated scenarios.
To understand how they work, you must understand how the points and bonus points in the 2019 Six Nations work.
Six Nations 2019: Points and bonus points
- Points for a win: four or five for scoring four tries.
- No points for the losing team or two points for scoring four tries or more or losing by a margin of less than seven points.
- Two points for a draw, and a bonus point for four tries or more.
- Three bonus points for the Grand Slam.
How the title is decided
- Most points.
- If two or more teams finish the Six Nations with the same number of Match Points, they will be placed according to the difference between the total points scored and the total points conceded on the fields of play in all matches.
- If teams also have the same points difference, they will be placed according to the number of tries (including penalty tries) scored.
- If the points are still equal then, the title is shared.
It means that heading into the final Six Nations round in 2019, the title can, in theory still go to one of three teams.