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.

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“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.”