The history of the productSCRUM
It is well known that rugby starts in front. The English, pioneers of rugby, say "no scrum, no win". This illustrates the importance of imposing oneself on the opponent in a showdown. If today the scrum is a well-organized phase of play that sanctions a minor foul or a stoppage in play, this has not always been the case.
In the early days of Rugby there was as much avoidance as confrontation and when the ball was stopped there was a huge, violent and anarchic scrum. Moreover, Rugby, whether played with 50 players, or later with 20 and finally with 15 (from 1875 onwards), was at that time only a sport of forwards. The notion of forwards and backs did not exist. It was not until 1922 that the forwards were organized into three lines and it was decided that only three players would make up the front row.
Since Rugby turned professional (in 1996), the number of scrums per game has decreased continuously, and dramatically, by 43%.