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Four England players who switched position with mixed results: Wilkinson, Burgess and more

Eddie Jones has made a habit of moving players from one position to another whether it be putting either Courtney Lawes or Maro Itoje in the back-row or playing Owen Farrell in the centre.

Here are four other England players who switched positions during their careers:


1. Jonny Wilkinson

Centre to Fly-Half

Wilkinson started his career at Newcastle School of Rugby as an inside centre, competing for a place with international veterans such as Inga Tuigamala, and Lion Alan Tait. He then took over from Rob Andrew, who was made Falcons head coach (later Director of Rugby), as both their fly-half and goal kicker. The rest is history.

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