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

4. Ben Foden

Fullback – Scrum-half

Sale Sharks coach Philippe Saint-André saw him primarily as a full-back, commenting after a strong performance from Foden against Newcastle Falcons, “If he’s not a full-back I will eat my French beret. Despite these ringing words of endorsement from his coach, Foden’s desire to play scrum half saw him sign for Northampton Saints on the basis of a promise to play him at his preferred position. Long story short, he’s back at fullback.


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