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Lambie: Give me another shot

2012-11-12 06:51
Patrick Lambie (AP)
Cape Town - Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie believes he will only get better if coach Heyneke Meyer gives him an extended run in the No 10 jersey.

Lambie started at pivot in the Boks' 16-12 victory over Ireland in Dublin on Saturday and was successful with four of his six kicks at goal, but converted at critical stages to give his side the edge.

"I hope I get another chance on Saturday because I think I'll become better if given more time in the position," Lambie told Die Burger's website.

"It's nice to know that Heyneke kept me on the field for 80 minutes to show he believes in me. I want more time in this position so I can grow and give him what he needs."

Lambie was picked ahead of Morné Steyn for the Irish clash with the Sharks pivot known for his superior attacking prowess. He said it was at times frustrating not to get enough chances to showcase his abilities on Saturday.

"The first half was frustrating because there weren't many opportunities. I couldn't really take control of the game. But it went better in the second half. We were better at getting over the advantage line.

"My goal-kicking wasn't bad, but I'd like to improve on that next week," said Lambie.

The Boks take on Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday, before concluding their tour the following week against England in London.

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