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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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I'M FLYING: Huddersfield Giants' ' Scott Grix, seen in action against Bradford Bulls' ' Jarrod Sammut at Magic Weekend, believes the John Smith's Stadium outfit are poised for a strong finish to the Super League season and says he's enjoying playing full-back, which he feels is his best position
When I moved to full-back I studied a lot of full-backs.
Hardaker, the newly-crowned Super League young player of the year, began the season with Leeds at centre but switched to full-back following the loss of Brent Webb to injury and revelled in the role.
I played all my age-grade international rugby at full-back before playing on the wing for Wales under-20s.
Although Hook is currently on the injured list with a damaged shoulder, he could again be picked at full-back if he recovers and is able to play a further part in the tournament.
He continued: "I played a fair bit at full-back but a lot on the wing too, and I was just moving around all over the place.
A full-back is the last man in the line so there is more responsibility on you not to mess it up.
With Shane Williams, Lee Byrne and Mark Jones all injured, regular full-back options Gareth Thomas and Kevin Morgan could be pressed into action on the wing.
At centre-half, balls come on to you all the time whereas at full-back you have to tuck in and cover the centre-half, mark the winger and be cuter.
Centre John Martin landed a drop-goal for the home side, and full-back Andy Longley kicked three conversions.
It's aimed at discovering whether O'Driscoll could ultimately switch successfully from centre to full-back, if required, during a Test match.
However, Calder reckons Matt Perry must be England's first choice at full-back.