James Hook is set to play a major role in Wales' forthcoming North America tour - but probably not in his familiar fly-half position.
The majority of Hook’s 33 caps have been won in the number 10 shirt, although Test starts were strictly limited this season due to Scarlets star Stephen Jones’ impressive form.
Hook has recently featured at outside centre for the Ospreys, while full-back is another option Wales caretaker coach Robin McBryde might consider against Canada on May 30 and the USA seven days later.
Either way, Wales are just looking to get the best from one of their most naturally-instinctive players.
“James has played for Wales at 12 before, and also 15, and he’s played a few encounters for the Ospreys recently at 13,” said Wales kicking coach Neil Jenkins, who will also be in charge of attacking strategy on tour.
“He is a fantastic rugby player, and sometimes when you have fantastic rugby players, you need them on the pitch.
“It might not always be in their favourite position, but we are going to look at him in a position other than 10.
“That position could be 13, it could be 15, but he’s a fantastic player and we want him on the pitch.”