The Betfred Championship and League 1 will introduce Golden Point Extra Time for the first time this season – but with a different twist.
When a game is level when the final hooter sounds, each team will receive a point for the draw – with a third competition point up for grabs for the first team to score in two five-minute periods of extra time,
The Golden Point will be available for the first time in the Betfred Championship on the weekend of January 31 – February 2.
Ralph Rimmer, the Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League, said: “We’re excited to announce the introduction of Golden Point in 2020, but with a twist that will be unique to Betfred Championship and League 1.
“The clubs were keen to maintain a one-point reward for teams securing a draw, in addition to providing the possibility of extra excitement in Golden Point extra time – and we hope that supporters will welcome this innovation.”