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Fly-half experience adds a string to Worth's bow

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George Worth says gaining experience at fly-half can only help his all-round game.

Worth started at stand-off for the Tigers Development XV in the Premiership Rugby ‘A’ League fixture against Newcastle Falcons on Monday.

It came after he wore the No10 shirt for the first time in a senior game in the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against Wasps earlier in the season.

But he has made the rest of his 19 first-team appearances to date at full-back and at centre, including for last season's Anglo-Welsh Cup Final victory.

And the 21-year-old said: “It’s a learning curve for me at 10, it is putting different skills under different pressures, but it is only going to help me.

“I grew up playing fly-half for my school but the game against Wasps was the first time in the professional game.

“It’s only going to do good for my game playing there, when asked. You get lots of touches on the ball, having to lead the boys, having to tell them what to do and where to do it.

“That part is only going to make me better wherever I play, centre or full-back.”

Worth was also captain for Monday’s ‘A’ League game at Loughborough University, and he says he is working hard to develop his leadership skills.

“I really enjoyed being captain,” he said. “It is something I want to have in my game and trying to be a leader as much as I can.

“I try to do that with actions and say the right things. It is good to try to add that to my game.”