Rugby Championship

Lambie: I don’t mind where I play

2015-08-04 15:08
Pat Lambie (Gallo Images)

Durban - Pat Lambie is still not sure where he will be playing for the Springboks on Saturday, but he isn’t overly concerned.

As Handre Pollard continues to recover from the delayed concussion he picked up against the All Blacks two weekends ago, the smart money is on the Sharks pivot to start at flyhalf against Argentina at Kings Park.

However, coach Heyneke Meyer also has Morne Steyn and Elton Jantjies to consider, so playing Lambie at fullback could allow for two "undercooked" players to get some game time instead of just one.

“I’m not 100% sure,” Lambie acknowledged when asked about his role in the side.

“I would be very happy playing either position. I’ve played in both before. At this stage I haven’t played all that much in the last few months so any bit of game time I can get right now would be great for me.

“If it means it’s at fullback or at flyhalf it doesn’t really bother me. We’ll have to wait and see.

“I know that the coach did have plans to try and give as many players an opportunity and game time over these five Tests before the World Cup, so we’ll wait and see.”

Lambie spoke briefly about the adjustments that he would have to make in his game if he was to move from flyhalf to fullback this weekend, but he was confident they wouldn't pose a problem.

“There are a few adjustments that need to be made. The coaches will help with that though... obviously positional play and then your attacking roles are slightly different as well,” he said.

“But I feel quite comfortable in making those adjustments.”

Saturday’s kick-off is at 17:05 and Meyer will announce his match-day squad on Wednesday.

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