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A very fine and famous coach once said to me, “What’s the point of a fat prop?” The clarion call for the scrum technicians – another way of describing props whose functions extend little further than the sport’s trademark set piece – resounded loud and clear a week ago in Cardiff as Georgia’s scrum steamrolled Wales to defeat. Prop power overturned the hosts as history was made.
But exceptions prove rules. Scrums have not been the dominant force of the November internationals; mostly a way to restart the game after an error or an attempt to kid the referee into awarding penalties that lead to kicks to the corner or at goal. Cynical coaching has damaged the scrum’s reputation. In the minds of some, it
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After spending months touring the planet in search of the wildest custom-built vehicle, Hot Wheels has selected the winner of the 2022 Legends Tour. It chose a 1992 Autozam Scrum nicknamed Texas Toot that was transformed into a massive, one-of-a-kind monster truck.
Before it earned a spot in the Hot Wheels catalog of 1/64-scale cars, Texas Toot lived a humble life as one of the countless mini-trucks zig-zagging across Japan. It was designed to comply with the country's strict kei regulations, so it's seriously small: It stretches around 130 inches long and 55 inches wide in its standard configuration and is powered by a mid-mounted, 660-cubic-centimeter three-cylinder engine.
That was in 1992. Fast-forward to 2020 and this Scrum found its way to the United States and ended up in Craig Meaux's garage in Beaumont, Texas. It gained 30-inch wheels wrapped by tractor tires, a five-foot suspension lift, a Chevrolet-sourced 454-cubic-inch V8 engine, and a 250-shot nitrous kit, among numerous other modifications. It's hard to miss, and train horns ensure it's heard as well as seen.
"I wasn't expecting to win, so this is a dream come true. I wanted to create something that no one else had. I didn't have previous experience with this sort of fabrication, so it's awesome that it came out the way it did and to have everybody enjoy the truck," Meaux said.
Texas Toot beat some seriously impressive cars. The list of 2022 Legends Tour finalists includes a Buick V8-powered 1956 Volkswagen Beetle, a 3,000-horsepower Porsche 928-based dragster, and a 1927 Wayne Ford school bus. Like previous winners, Texas Toot will join the Hot Wheels catalog of 1/64-scale cars in the coming months, so it will appear in toy chests and model-car collections all over the world.
"The competition was strong in 2022, but turning a Japanese mini truck into a monster truck was hard to beat," said Ted Wu, Mattel's global head of design for vehicles, in a statement. "As the first truck to be crowned since the inception of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, we hope Craig’s passion project inspires builders and fans from around the world to set big goals and follow their dreams."
Following AEW's All Out pay-per-view in early September, CM Punk took part in the media scrum that AEW does after each PPV event. Punk's caustic comments led to a backstage brawl, multiple suspensions, and vacated titles.
During the media scrum, Punk shared his criticisms of The Elite as Executive Vice Presidents. AEW CEO Tony Khan was right next to Punk during his entire tirade but never stepped in to end Punk's tirade. Some believe Khan should have put an end to the verbal fireworks, while others lean more on the side of Khan sticking it out.
Appearing on "Ten Count," NWA owner Billy Corgan addressed Khan not stopping Punk during the media scrum.
"I think that's an unfair question because we don't know a lot of things that only Tony and Punk would know," Corgan said. "If I was in a similar situation, to answer the spirit of the question, I think I would be calculating, 'Is the controversy of what this person is saying gonna be good for the talent and for business,' because there were aspects of what Punk said that were good for business because wrestling likes heat, or, as Eric Bischoff says, 'Controversy creates cash."
Corgan also discussed if he believes the press conferences have been positive.
"I would caution fans to remember that ... the wrestling business is a lot more complicated than fans realize that it is," Corgan said. "Tony's got a ton of publicity from those post-show press conferences. What he's done has been very good for AEW and for the business of AEW. So, if you're Tony, and I'm not Tony, that's been a good thing."
If you use any quotes in this article, please credit "Ten Count" with an h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
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The former WWE Intercontinental Champion then shared his thoughts on Punk's infamous post-show scrum. "He's one of the people that changed the course of the industry, and it's never cool to see anybody like that get hurt. What I think is funny is how he dealt with it because in some ways he just lashed out at the entire AEW roster. Whether they deserved it or not, I don't know. From his point of view, they did." Morrison stated that he can't say he would've handled the situation the same way, but noted that is what CM Punk is "known for."
Morrison had positive things to say about his time in the ring with Punk over the years. "I've wrestled the guy, not recently, but probably close to 100 times," Morrison stated. "At the beginning, we were butting heads quite a bit. It took like 20 matches, and then after that ... I thought our chemistry was on point and he became one of my favorite opponents." Morrison and Punk had a lengthy feud in 2007 during the "WWE ECW" days. Both men fought each other for the "WWE ECW" World Heavyweight Championship, each coming away victorious at different points.
Let’s start with the scrum.
t can be bewildering or just frustrating to behold and, depending on how things are going, a useful weapon or impediment to remaining on the front-foot in any given game.
It’s also worth pointing out that it is often spoken of as an area no-one knows much about really, save the front rows.
Scrums may resemble little more than a tangle of limbs which inevitably flop to earth but, don’t be beguiled, the engagement is highly technical and a fundamental function for those who are paid to be at the very coalface, the place of direct engagement between the props and hookers on either team.
Andy Warwick has accumulated quite some knowledge on matters pertaining to the scrum over what is more than a century-and-a-half of appearances.
Yes, but, as with all the modern game’s props, there is so much more to be done around the field with ball-carrying, hitting rucks and defending as well as mauling both front and back-foot, all to be delivered when going about one’s work.
All true, but it still all boils down to the scrum.
“I’d say the first scrum sets the tone for the rest of the game,” Warwick explains.
“If you go well in it, confidence rises in the front row and whole team. The other way round and boys are thinking they’re maybe going to have a bad day, so the first scrum is very important.”
Warwick expands on the theory that all can stem from how the front row are going.
“For us as a front row unit, it’s all about connections, being together and making sure we do the same thing, depending on what we’re wanting to do, and that we’re all on the same page.
"I think we’ve put a lot of work into that.”
It’s just the same with the maul.
He explains: “We drill it enough and know exactly where we should be, there’s an odd time something can go wrong but we know where we should be, and you have to get as quickly into position as you can and add your weight and make sure you’re specific at what you’re doing.
“In the last game against Leinster,” he adds referring to September’s defeat to Leo Cullen’s squad, Ulster only reverse so far this season, “some of it didn’t go according to plan but hopefully we can learn from that and bring it into this week.”
Yes, tomorrow it’s Leinster again.
It’s worth noting that Warwick started in both games against them in the previous term when Ulster managed a rare thing of beating their southern neighbours both home and away.
Indeed, November 2021’s victory in Dublin was the first one since 2013 with the one prior to that having been registered at the backend of the previous century.
Last season’s meeting at the RDS pitted Warwick up against Tadhg Furlong and he could be going up against the Ireland tighthead again tomorrow which, obviously, entails a certain amount of cramming on what Leinster are doing at scrum-time, as is the usual process when preparing to play any team, really.
“You have to analyse them (potential opponents) because they probably do change things every season, whatever angles they are deciding to go with as a unit and then what we do to counteract that,” adds the 31-year-old Ballymena native.
“It’s always a challenge against Leinster, going up against a British and Irish Lions front row basically.
"But I enjoy coming up against them and you definitely learn from each game.
“They are some of the best and I enjoy coming up against them because I see it as a real challenge.
"And I love going down to Leinster and playing that away game because I know it’s such a challenge.
"But we have to go and prove a point.”
Warwick provided a reminder of his versatility in the closing minutes of last Friday’s victory over Zebre when he switched from loosehead to the tighthead side of the scrum following Jeff Toomaga-Allen’s injury-enforced departure, which was probably no bad thing to demonstrate to the coaching staff with Rory Sutherland around and Steven Kitshoff to come post-World Cup.
As Warwick explains: “When you prep the whole week for it, it’s a lot easier and you have been through the process, but it (the Zebre late switch) shows that any eventuality can happen, and you have to be prepared for it.”
Though he admits his one scrum at tighthead against the Italians didn’t go too well, it is a position Warwick is familiar enough with and he recalls packing down against Cian Healy in the early days of the Ulsterman’s career back in 2014.
Still, he has to address the fact that regarding his primary position, at loosehead, a Scotland international and British and Irish Lion is currently at Ravenhill and a Springbok World Cup winner is on his way.
“It’s great having that quality coming in,” he adds, referring to Sutherland and Kitshoff, “and it’s going to make the squad better and make me better to see what they do and how they approach the game and how they approach the scrum.
“And, look, all I can do is try and do my best and that’s all you can worry about.
“I’ll try to keep on improving. That’s all you can do really but they’ll add to the squad and there’ll be a lot of competition so that will be good.”
Tomorrow, though, watch for when that first scrum arrives.
Scrum is a widely used project management framework that helps companies and organizations oversee large projects. Earning a scrum master certification demonstrates competency in best practices, scrum principles and the industry's established standards. This credential can help increase your earning potential and expand your career opportunities.
This article focuses on the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)Â® designation, which is among the most popular certifications for scrum masters. On this page, we overview scrum master salary potential, certification requirements, certification length and benefits of the credential.
The CSM certification is a popular credential administered by the Scrum AllianceÂ®. Other scrum master certifications exist, but the CSM is the most popular.
This designation can qualify you for leadership roles within agile development. It also equips you with the skills to manage large teams across multiple departments. Earning the CSM credential is also a prerequisite for the Advanced Certified ScrumMasterâ¢ and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)Â® designations. These are more advanced certifications, also offered through the Scrum Alliance.
The CSM certification demonstrates competency in scrum methodologies and values. These include accountability, team performance and facilitating collaboration between software development teams and stakeholders.
The CSM certification suits professionals working in a variety of roles and departments. These professionals may include software developers, business analysts, new scrum team members, project managers and scrum masters.
Several factors contribute to the time needed to earn scrum master certification. For the CSM credential, you need to take an in-person or online course. Courses offered by Scrum Alliance provide, at a minimum, 14 hours of interactive training from a Verified instructor. This does not include any additional time spent studying outside of class.
After completing the required course hours, you must take and pass the CSM exam to officially earn certification.
Scrum master certification costs typically start around $450. However, prices can vary widely by course. Some free scrum master certification training options are available, but usually only on a trial basis.
In most cases, the training course fee includes the exam cost. If you don't earn a passing score initially, you can retake the test at no cost twice within 90 days of receiving your welcome email. You'll be charged a minimum of $25 for retakes from your third attempt onward.
To maintain your certification, you must get recertified every two years, which costs $100.
The training course fees cover the following.
Scrum master certification requirements include the following:
Below you'll find an overview of the steps required to become a CSM.
There are several in-person and online scrum master courses available. A scrum master course typically spans two days, with lessons lasting seven to 8.5 hours per day. The cost of a scrum master course typically starts around $450, which also includes the exam cost. Scrum master courses overview variations of the following topics.
After completing the course, you should have the knowledge and tools needed to take and pass the exam. For working professionals, a CSM course provides hands-on skills that can immediately apply in their current jobs.
Scrum is relevant across several industries. Aside from aspiring scrum masters, professionals who might benefit from a CSM training course may include project managers, product managers, business analysts and software engineers.
To earn your CSM certification, you must pass the hour-long exam, which contains 50 questions. A 74%, which requires answering 37 questions correctly, is considered a passing score. Your CSM training course fee includes the cost of the exam.
The exam is based on the content you'll learn during the training course, which includes the following domains:
You can refer to the test outline posted by the Scrum Alliance. Ensure the outline is the most up-to-date version.
You need to renew your scrum master certification every two years, which entails a $100 recertification fee. You also need 20 scrum educational units (SEUs) to renew your certification. Every hour spent on continuing education awards you one SEU. SEUs fall into the following four subcategories:
Reading articles, watching webinars, attending events, enrolling in courses and volunteering are just a few ways to earn SEUs. If you're unsure about what counts toward SEUs, you can refer to the crowdsourced list of SEU resources posted by Scrum Alliance.
Demand for scrum masters continues to rise as teams require knowledgeable, skilled workers who can oversee and perform various projects within the agile framework. As a CSM, you can acquaint yourself with the various parts and tools of the scrum framework and its best practices. This prepares you to perform project tasks and cultivate success.
Read on to learn some benefits of earning the CSM certification.
The certification process allows you to expand your knowledge of scrum, including how to effectively apply scrum framework and theories when managing large teams across multiple departments and organizational levels. Working professionals who earn CSM certification develop the skills to implement streamlined methods and well-informed strategies in environments that use the agile framework.
Earning scrum master certification can set you apart from the competition and provide you an edge in your field when applying for jobs. Job recruiters and organizations hold the CSM credential in high esteem.
The CSM designation can boost your CV or resume by indicating to potential employers that you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to contribute positive organizational change, lead agile teams successfully and fulfill an organization's goals and scrum master responsibilities.
Several factors can impact a CSM's potential salary, including location, employer and relevant job experience. Payscale reports the average salary for certified scrum masters as exceeding $95,000 per year. Even entry-level CSMs earn over $70,000 per year on average.
With years of experience, experienced CSMs earn an average annual salary of over $113,000.
This article focuses on the CSM credential, but there are other scrum master certifications to choose from as well. These include: