24th May 02:51 AM
McKenzie considered to move to fullback when they face Hurricanes
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 12/03/2019
Damian McKenzie

Damian McKenzie is being considered to be moved from first five‑eighth to fullback, as the struggling Super Rugby side search for a revival.

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper is considering moving Jack Debreczeni a possibility to take over the No 10 jersey in this week’s Super Rugby match.

With the departure of Aaron Cruden, McKenzie was handed the keys to the first‑five role, with the All Blacks also particularly keen to see his development there.

With the emergence of Richie Mo'unga, McKenzie last year became a fullback again for the All Blacks, putting in some quite significant performances on the northern tour in that starting role.

Coach Cooper says they will have to do the best for the team adding the team management knows what he can bring in that position.

The Chiefs meet the Hurricanes at 6.35pm Friday while the Waratahs clash with the Brumbies at 8.45pm Friday.

On Saturday, the Stormers meet the Jaguares at 5.10am, the Reds meet the Sunwolves at 4.15pm while the Highlanders play the Crusaders at 6.35pm.

The Lions meet the Rebels at 1.05am Sunday.

[Source: Stuff.co.nz]


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