I was reading www.planetrugby.com and saw this article: Club fans get more hot dog time Tuesday July 18 2006 Fifteen-minute break for Premiership Guinness Premiership matches are destined to last at least five minutes more next season, after the clubs and officials all agreed to extend the half-time break. The move is apparently designed to give the larger crowds more time for refreshment - at the same time allowing the clubs to cash in on their growing popularity and swelling attendances. Fifteen minutes is now the allotted time for the half-time break. It is a far cry from the matches of fifteen years ago when all the players were allowed was two minutes and a slice of orange! Source: http://www.planet-rugby.com/Tournaments/Gu...ory_52497.shtml More hotdogs - yeah, right!? Surely this is so that they can show more adverts during the break and therefore more money. Fifteen minutes is way to long - the players will lose concentration and drift off.