• ‘Bonus-point change bizarre’

    Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has questioned Super Rugby's new bonus-point system.

    Sanzar is set to announce that the four-try bonus-point system will be scrapped, with teams now needing to score three tries more than the oppostion to a secure a bonus point.

    The losing bonus point for teams who come within seven points of the opposition will remain. 

    Blackadder says this was decided upon without any consultation with the 18 teams. 

    'There hasn't really been a lot of consulting, to be honest, which is disappointing. We just got flicked an email,' said Blackadder. 

    'It's bizarre that we have to score three tries more than anyone else. It will be really interesting when it comes to on-field decisions. But it is what it is. Like anything we will ask our players to adapt and get on with it,' he added. 

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