Super Rugby changes need approval

Super Rugby (File)
Super Rugby (File)

Cape Town - SANZAR’s new planned innovations for Super Rugby must still meet the approval of World Rugby.

A media report on Thursday indicated that the bonus point system will be revised for the Super Rugby competition.

The old system under which teams received a bonus point for scoring four or more tries is set to be abolished and teams will now only receive an attacking bonus point if they score three tries more than their opponents. The system is borrowed from France's Top 14, where it is said to reward defence as well as attack.

There is also speculation that referees' microphones will be broadcast around the ground so fans can listen to exactly what is being said by those in charge.

However, according to Rugby365, these innovations must still meet the approval of World Rugby.

A SANZAR spokesperson told the specialist rugby website that an announcement is not expected until next week.

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