We aim to start quickly, says Leicester Tigers' Julian Salvi
Leicester Tigers will be looking to get off to a flyer against Treviso, says flanker Julian Salvi.
Tigers have been guilty of starting slowly this season – last weekend's victory over Bath was the sixth consecutive Aviva Premiership game in which they have failed to score first.
Despite spending most of the first half inside Bath's 22, Tigers went into half-time 5-0 down.
But they will be looking to start strongly tomorrow as they go in search of a bonus point against Treviso to help their quest for qualification.
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"You do have to watch the slow starts," said Australian flanker Salvi. "It is something that we will be wary of this weekend.
"We will be looking to set up fast and try to rectify it.
"We want to get the five points out of this game but you've got to look at the fact that Treviso are a good team and will be tough to break down.
"We know that we've got the game plan and the players to break that down and score tries. Having said that, you look back at the Ospreys game and no-one would have thought that we would get four tries and end up getting the bonus point in the last 10 minutes.
"So the games can open up, but sometimes it takes time, you've just got to be patient during a game and make the most of the opportunities when they come."
But despite the 5-0 half-time deficit against Bath, Salvi didn't think Tigers had started too poorly.
"I don't think it was a slow start at all," he said. "We were on the back foot for the first five minutes but defended quite well and ended up getting a penalty. We kicked ourselves into territory and, for the majority of the first half, we had the ball.
"At the time they scored, I think I was down with a bleeding nose and half-conscious, someone else had fallen over, so we were almost playing 15-on-13 and Donald managed to sneak through. I don't think it was any lapse from our end.
"You are always aware of making a good start, but if you do start slowly, as long as you switch into gear after five or 10 minutes and get your game into check, the majority of the time you'll be fine."