How come we are always playing downhill first half?
We either have a rubbish 'tosser', or we choose to play downhill.
Every game, I waith with expectation as the teams come out, only to be disappointed again.
I don't know what the overall stats are, but just lately (and especially in the big games) we always seem to be downhill.
Couple this with our penchant for giving the opposition a try or two start, and it makes for an uphill struggle (litterally).
This has been a ploy that we have employed since the glory days of Gary Thornton.
From memory it was because we always play better uphill.
I think JK was on record as saying, a team has to run up the hill to when defending, when going down the slope, so it is beneficial to defend down the slope-easier to retreat to defensive line.
Personally I think we should go uphill in the first half, keep things tight for the first 50-60 and then try and blow them away when they tire.