Thu 31 Aug 2017 | 03:07

Radebe aiming for 'specialist' role

Sharks star Inny-Christian Radebe talks about his versatilty in the Sharks backline by rugby365
Thu 31 Aug 2017 | 03:07

Radebe aiming for 'specialist' role


The 22-year-old has been switched a few times been the fullback and flyhalf positions in the past two seasons. He also has some fierce competition for the No.10 spot at the Sharks, which includes talented Springbok Curwin Bosch. 

Benhard Janse van Rensburg and Garth April are the other flyhalves at the union competing for the pivotal spot.

However, Radebe is prepared to bide his team in Durban and is more than happy to be seen as a utility player for the time being.

Radebe started at fullback in the win over Western Province in Cape Town last weekend before moving to flyhalf in the second half.

He will start at fullback again in the match against the Free State Cheetahs this coming weekend with Janse van Rensburg holding onto the No.10 jersey. The Sharks will also have Garth April on the bench for the Currie Cup Round Eight clash.  

"I am enjoying being able to play 10 and 15 and I think nowadays it is quite crucial that you are versatile, so I am really enjoying the experience," said Radebe.

He added: "To be honest I would rather play a specialist position [flyhalf], but the game is evolving so much nowadays that in order to get to your full potential you need to have that versatility, so I don't mind being able to explore other options as well."

Bosch only returned to Durban on Tuesday from the Springbok squad and was not considered for selection this week. However, Radebe is looking forward to having the 20-year-old back on the field in the Currie Cup.

"I am hugely proud and happy for Curwin. It will be awesome to have him back with us. 

"I am really excited about where he is and where he is going. All I can do is just support the guy," said Radebe.

Meanwhile, the Sharks will be looking to end Round Eight on top of the Currie Cup standings when they face the Cheetahs.

Robert du Preez's side has won their last five games in a row since their opening round defeat to the Bloemfontein side.

"I don't think we are revengeful at all. We just want to build on the past five weeks. 

"We've had good momentum and we are just hoping to build on that – to take positives out of Western Province and work on the things that we lacked a little bit in that game.

"One of the things was we created a lot of opportunities, but didn't finish all of them so we will just be looking to focus on our game and the result will take care of itself," Radebe added.


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