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Koen: Lambie should stay at 10

2012-11-21 07:45
Patrick Lambie (AFP)
Cape Town - Springbok kicking coach Louis Koen has called on the Sharks to keep picking Patrick Lambie at flyhalf next year.

According to Die Burger's website, Lambie is set to again start at pivot for the Boks' final Test of their European tour against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

He started in wins over Ireland and Scotland after impressing in that position for the Sharks during the latter stages of the Currie Cup.

"It is absolutely essential that Pat plays flyhalf for the Sharks - for the sake of his own career and for South African rugby," said Koen.

"It's very different at Test level (in the Northern Hemisphere), because the ball is slow to emerge from the breakdowns. It's then the No 10’s decision if he wants to set up another phase to get quicker possession, or if he wants to kick to get into a favourable position.

"We're still working hard with Pat when it comes to making that decision."

The Test at Twickenham kicks off at 16:30 (SA time) on Saturday.

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