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fullback

1. Soccer hockey one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
2. Rugby a defensive player positioned close to his own line
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Centre Gareth Augustus crossed for the solitary Llandeilo try while the rest of the points came from the boot of full back Steffan Howells, who kicked a hat-trick of penalties.
The Waunarlwydd points included tries for hooker Lee Brooks and full back Johnny Lewis, plus five penalties landed by fly half Johnny Davies.
Also vying for full back berths are Franck Quedrue, Tony Vidmar, David Murphy and Colin Cooper.
Full back Huw Wilcox replied with a try for the home side which was converted by outside half Gerwyn Thomas.
Llangefni, unbeaten in the League, can now concentrate on getting promotion after they were knocked out by 21-13 at home to Newport Saracens for whom full back Darren Greg scored 11 points from three penalties and a conversion.
I like the full back to stay on the halfway line," Shuker said.
The home side had the better of the second period but could not overtake Ruthin, despite a try from full back Eddie Hughes, converted by centre Dan Edmunds who also kicked a penalty.
Mulcahy was seen as the weak link in the Rebels full back line but produced a superb performance, holding Carey scoreless.
However, deploying centre halves as full backs obviously limits the side's threat going forward down the flanks.
If he plumps for this, Seamus Moynihan will move out towards the middle of the park with Mike McCarthy filling the full back position.
JUST for the record, I make no apologies for criticising Alan Cork and the Cardiff City full backs.
Noble said: "Leon has played several games at full back for Bradford this season and is a safe catcher of the ball, a top tackler and devastating in attack.