Pat Lambie to move to fly-half

South Africa's Pat Lambie in action against England on November 24, 2012
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Natal Sharks' Pat Lambie will revert to fly-half for the start of the 2013 Rugby League season.

Natal Sharks head coach John Plumtree has revealed that Pat Lambie will revert to fly-half for the start of the 2013 Rugby League season.

The 22-year-old is expected to replace outside-half Frederic Michalak, who has departed the club to return to France.

"It was good to see him play those Test matches at fly-half, but I think it's also important to understand that the Boks play a different style of rugby to us," Plumtree told the club's official website.

"I think the Boks play more off the scrum-half and we generally play more off 10 so he'll have more responsibility with The Sharks. But he started playing really well at fly-half in last year's Super Rugby competition before he got injured, and then obviously Fred came into that role.

"I think people forget that Pat picked up quite a few injuries last year, so he didn't have a great season in Super Rugby from an injury perspective. But hopefully the injuries will stay away this season and he'll be able to get a good run of games in that position."

Lambie has 20 international caps for South Africa.

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