New rules, same result? This is how the Six Nations table looks based on old points system


How would the 2017 Six Nations table have looked under the old points system?

Bonus points were trialled for this year's championship, meaning teams scoring four or more tries, or losing by fewer than seven points, picked up an extra point.

In addition, victories were worth four points and draws two, compared to two and one respectively in previous years.

England proved to be runaway winners, defending their title with a game to spare before losing to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Eddie Jones' men finished five points clear of Ireland at the summit, with Joe Schmidt's side edging France and Scotland on points difference.

Wales' agonising defeat to France left them fifth, ahead of pointless Italy.

But the changes to the points system made no difference to the final outcome.

Disregarding the impact of the changes on how teams approached their matches, applying the old rules to the results of this year's championship produce a familiar-looking table...