Put Kwagga at 13 is the latest cry.....I remember when many pundits wanted Spies at centre. What I don't remember is one forward who has successfully converted into a test quality back. But I do remember one back, Dave pick for Bok 12 Craig Burden, who became a fairly decent forward.
So .....why can't a forward play more like a back:
One back in a million may loaf a bit.
Now and then there's one with slight defects;
One, perhaps, whose qualifications you doubt a bit.
But by and large we dominate the texts.
Why can't a forward take after a back?
Cause backs are so sexy, good-looking and kind.
A better competitor you never will find.
With apologies to Professor Higgins. Those slow, smelly bastards can never be more like a back. It's genetic.