Pat Lambie, the 19 year old prodigy, might make his shift to the all important flyhalf position much quicker than he originally thought.
If reports are to be believed, the former Michaelhouse star could start in the 10 jumper against the Lions on Saturday. Flyhalf is Lambie’s preferred position, and Plumtree is of the opinion that the shift from inside centre to flyhalf is only a minor adjustment.
Ruan Pienaar and Steve Meyer both picked up injuries in the victory over the Cheetahs is Bloemfontein, with Pienaar’s career at the Sharks officially over after injuring his AC joint and being ruled out for 6 weeks. Meyer did his knee ligaments and is also due to be out for a while.
Plumtree has two options come Saturday’s game, with Monty Dumond available as the seasoned campaigner. “It could be worse,” said Plumtree of his latest flyhalf crisis. “For one thing Monty Dumond is experienced in the position and we are positive about playing Pat there.
“We are mindful of the fact that he has already moved positions from the Super 14 from fullback to centre, and I will sit him down on Tuesday to talk to him about what he wants before we select the team. But flyhalf is the position he played at school and it is his preferred position. He has all the attributes — he runs onto the line beautifully, has a long kicking game and his defence is good” Plumtree told Gavin Rich at Supersport.com
We will have to wait until the team is announced to see whether the coach will risk it and play Lambie in his third position in 5 weeks, or whether he will play it safe and go with Dumond. Only time will tell.Tweet