Sammut set to remain at hooker

Iestyn Harris believes that Jarrod Sammut‘s long-term future lies at dummy half after being impressed with his recent performances.

Speaking after his side’s 23-10 win over Wakefield on Friday evening, Crusaders coach Harris praised Sammut’s contibution since making the transition to hooker.

“I think that’s his position, I’ve told Jarrod that. I think he’s probably floated around trying to find a real slot that suits him and I think he’s found it,” he said.

“He made a couple of errors tonight but he’s great out of there. He causes all sort of damage and he’s pretty tough defensively as well. He gets off the line and he’s got a great work ethic. He shows a lot of desire for the side and he’s really grown into that position.”

Sammut made an instant impact after joining Crusaders midway through the 2010 season from Penrith Panthers. He was used as a half back by former coach Brian Noble but Harris has opted to use Michael Witt and Rhys Hanbury as his first choice halves pairing this season.

However, following an injury to regular hooker Lincoln Withers, Sammut was switched to dummy half.

“It was probably by chance we threw him in there in a training session and he looked great out there and he’s taken that into the game so I think he’s improving in that role and I think that’s his long-term future,” said Harris.

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