Thursday, 3 September 2015

Wales go (experi)mental

It’ll be interesting to see how the new experimental scoring system being trialled in Wales this season will work out.

Wales' 2nd tier clubs – the likes of Llanelli, Cardiff and Newport – will adopt a system whereby 6 points are awarded for a try and 2 points for all kicks, including penalties and drop goals.

My guess is that this is likely to result in more penalties being kicked to touch and more driving mauls from lineouts in the opposition 22.

Whether that’s a good thing or not is debateable.