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Pat Lambie set to move from full-back to fly-half for The Sharks

Last Updated: 05/02/13 11:41am

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Pat Lambie: Will make the switch from full-back to fly-half this season

Pat Lambie: Will make the switch from full-back to fly-half this season

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Pat Lambie will move to fly-half for the Sharks at the start of the 2013 Super Rugby season after spending last season mainly at full-back.

Springbok Lambie is set to replace the departed outside-half Frederic Michalak who has returned to France.

Lambie can now focus on playing in the position he plays for the national side and building a partnership with inside-centre Francois Steyn.

Head coach John Plumtree told the club's official website: "It was good to see him play those Test matches at fly-half, but I think it's also important to understand that the Boks play a different style of rugby to us.

"I think the Boks play more off the scrum-half and we generally play more off 10 so he'll have more responsibility with The Sharks.

"But he started playing really well at fly-half in last year's Super Rugby competition before he got injured, and then obviously Fred came into that role.

"I think people forget that Pat picked up quite a few injuries last year, so he didn't have a great season in Super Rugby from an injury perspective.

"But hopefully the injuries will stay away this season and he'll be able to get a good run of games in that position."

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