I don’t think so mate. They are vulnerable down that flank. It looks less like a practiced shape and more like a natural instinct.
In my opinion - obviously. Like I said I’m not an expert but my lad has been watching them closely a couple years so I catch a fair bit.
Just to throw out another option, could it be an invitation to attack that flank, like we have done in the past on our left?
I should really just watch some games to see for myself, but not much spare time these days as I'm still "on fatigues" after being away for Camino.
Several rash promises were made to allow me to go, which I now regret