Just wondering why they have to start all bunched up holding each other then ref tosses in ball.
Scrum is just a means to reset play, generally when there's been a handling error. It can be an opportunity for the defending team to affect a turnover if they can overpower the other forward pack, but it can also be a great platform for the attacking team if they have the right field position.
Same principle for lineouts, which happen when the ball goes out the sideline.
Yeah but... he didn't take it, did he?
When I say "take the points on offer", it just means the opporunity to kick for the posts.
It's far from a sure thing that you'll get another penalty by holding onto the ball. More likely that you'll lose the ball in a collision or a ruck turnover, especially that late in the game when all your players are exhausted.