Yes the mighty scrum. Saw this in an old Big League programme from 1971, yes, they were causing issues back then. In response to journo's making sweeping statements in the press (yes they were BSing back then also) about scrums taking up 20 minutes of an 80 minute game the league went and actually did some research ie. got the facts. Average time of a scrum was 16.5 seconds On average 9 minutes were taken up by the scrum. Sometimes the more the media repeat things they become the truth.