Scrum-half shift for McKenzie?

Date published: October 7 2016

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has revealed that the prospect of Damian McKenzie playing scrum-half isn't out of the question.

McKenzie, who impressed for the Chiefs at full-back in Super Rugby this year, made his international bow against Argentina last weekend.

He hasn't been included in the matchday 23 against South Africa, however, with Hansen saying he is considering all options with McKenzie.

"Look I'd like to see him play 10 before he starts playing nine," Hansen told TVNZ ahead of the Rugby Championship match in Durban as New Zealand look to make it 17 straight wins. "If he gets that part of his job right then we might think about playing him at nine."

Hansen admitted that McKenzie has been familiarising himself with the scrum-half role in training in what would be an interesting switch.