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Five Super League players who could have excelled in different positions

When you think of most players, barring the likes of Liam Sutcliffe and other versatile stars, you also think of the position that defined their career.

However, there are some players who, perhaps if they had played in a different era, could have excelled in different positions.

Danny McGuire: Fullback
A player with speed, evasion and skill. A runner and a creator, these attributes more often than not describe a modern fullback like Sam Tomkins. McGuire did play some games in this role but had he been born 10 years later he perhaps would have been a fullback.

Paul McShane: Scrum-half
A great kicker, a great passer and due to his low centre of gravity he is a dangerous runner. He could have been a number seven like Rob Burrow and Sam Obst.

Rob Lui: Loose-Forward
Had Rob Lui come 10-15 years earlier his power mixed with his ball playing ability could have seen him star as a ball playing 13 as was once the style.

Jackson Hastings: Loose-Forward
You could say the same about Jackson Hastings who played 13 in the NRL last year. A great runner with the ball and deceptively strong, he could have been in the mould of Paul Sculthorpe. He even wore the number 13 in reverse at Salford Red Devils and Wigan Warriors. He could also have been a very good number nine.

Leon Pryce: Fullback
Like his son Will Pryce, Leon Pryce could have been a top drawer fullback. Similar to McGuire but perhaps having more of the height for the role, he would have made a very effective fullback. He did play there but is most remembered mostly for his time as a stand-off.

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