Four Nations Rugby South Africa
With the super 14 coming to a close it is safe to say that the southern hemisphere’s rugby season is officially underway. The next big thing on the schedule is the Four Nations Rugby Tournament and die hard fans will be booking flights and looking into car hire hoping to follow their favourite team to glory.
The Four Nations Rugby Tournament is an international rugby fixture which is held once a year between South Africa, Australia, Argentina and New Zealand. The tournament is held on a home and away basis with each team playing the others three times. Four Nations Rugby Tournament is a highly contested tournament and the highlight of the southern hemisphere’s rugby calendar.
This year’s Four Nations Rugby tournament kicks off on the 16th of August in Australia so those of you still hoping to get a deal on your flights or car hire had better act fast as it is sure to be a great one!
The next dates will be the 23th of August, 6th of September, 13th of September, 27th of September and the 4th of October.
The fixtures for the 2014 Four Nations Rugby Tournament can be viewed here:
The winner of the Four Nations Rugby Tournament is determined by a points system. Each team is awarded points according to whether they win draw or lose. The points work as follows:
4 points for a win
2 points for a draw
0 points for a loss
The teams can also earn "Bonus points" during a match and these will count towards deciding the winner of the Four Nations Rugby Tournament. It is possible to score up to two bonus points per match. The bonus points are awarded as follows:
The attacking bonus point- this is awarded for scoring four or more tries in the match, regardless of the final outcome.
The defending bonus point- this is awarded for losing by seven points or less.