Foden learning to play fullback

Northampton Saints new boy Ben Foden says he is learning the art of playing full-back with every game.

The new Saints star scored a try in his England Saxons debut as the reigning champions (England Saxons) crushed USA 64-10 in their opening Barclays Churchill Cup game last Saturday.

Foden left Sale for Saints to pursue a career at scrum-half and he admitted that he could decide to put all his focus on the No.15 shirt after saying he will decide over the next three or four months whether to pin down a future at scrum-half or full-back, where he starred for Sale last season.

“I haven’t played that much at full-back, so I take each game as it comes.” the 22-year-old told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

“I’ve had a lot of help from people like Jos Baxendale and Jason Robinson, I speak to these guys. For a rugby union player the best way of learning is with game time,

“I’m sure if you asked Jason Robinson he would say he learned things every year, it doesn’t matter how old you are you learn all the time.”

Foden looks set to start at full-back again on Saturday against Ireland A, who last night beat USA 46-9.

Saints-bound flanker Neil Best claimed the man of the match award by scoring two tries for the Irish, while new Saints No. 8 Roger Wilson also starred.

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