Folau at 15 for 'Tahs?

 Jan 24,2013
Written by: Editor

Cross-code back Israel Folau could be included at full-back as well as on the wing for the Waratahs according to Michael Chieka.

With all positions currently vacant, Chieka has not ruled out for the former rugby league and AFL star operating from the back, despite Folau competing with the likes of Drew Mitchell, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Lachie Turner in the back three.

"He'll be playing in the backs somewhere. That's where he'll be doing all his training and we're very happy with the way he's progressing,'' said Cheika to the Sydney Morning Herald.

''You're kicking with a lot more pressure in rugby. To be honest, we haven't really focused too much on kicking at this stage and we've really put a lot towards our attacking game and I think that's something we can work on. I think the core theme of what we want to do is play attacking football.''

''I'd say all of them [are open], it's a clean slate. Obviously some guys are coming back from Wallaby representation in the spring series overseas.

"They have credit so they're in the box seat. Players who've been here now for three months of the pre-season will be ready to take their opportunity when it comes, whether it's the first game in Hobart against the Rebels or the second game.''

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