Aviva Premiership
Burnell considering Weepu No.10 switch
ESPN Staff
December 16, 2014
Piri Weepu could switch to No.10 © Getty Images

London Welsh coach Justin Burnell is considering deploying veteran All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu at No.10 against Saracens this Saturday as the club look to bring an end to their winless start to the season.

Weepu came off the bench at fly-half in Welsh's defeat to Edinburgh in the European Champions Cup on Sunday, with regular fly-half Olly Barkley moving to inside centre. Burnell was pleased with the pair's control.

"Piri looked really comfortable at 10. It's something we've been looking at in training and Piri's got that rugby brain and one of his strengths is his distribution. His passing and tactical awareness when he came on were fantastic.

"We're mindful as coaches that we've got to keep looking and tweaking - Piri was a massive plus when he came on. He showed what our thought process is, and when Barks went to 12 the pair of them were quite accomplished and we had a bit more time on the ball.

"It's about patience; you've got to make the most of the possession you get. We're working towards having that ability to maintain pressure and keep hold of that ball."

London Welsh sit bottom of the Premiership having failed to win a game all season.

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