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Jake White anoints Pat Lambie Sharks fly-half
November 27, 2013
Jake White says he will play Pat Lambie at No.10 "and nowhere else" © Getty Images

Patrick Lambie will be the Sharks fly-half for Super Rugby 2014, coach Jake White deciding the Springboks star been "messed around" enough.

"Let me say that Pat's a very good talent," the Rugby World Cup 2007-winning coach and former Brumbies coach said on of the Springboks utility currently on tour in Europe.

"To be fair to him, because he's so talented, he can actually be messed around. "It reminds me a bit of when [former Springboks utility] Brent Russell was here - he could play in so many positions. He was always on your bench because he's good enough, but then he tends to never find a position he can settle in."

White said that Lambie was going to play No.10 "and nowhere else" for the Sharks.

"I'll tell him where he's going to play and then make sure I give him confidence, and we'll do everything we can do to make him the best in that position," White said. "Then, whatever the national coaches do, it's up to them."

White said that players struggled to progress if they were being shifted constantly from one to position to another, and it would be impossible for them to become a consistently better player.

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