Rob Miller enjoying new full-back role at Sale Sharks

Rob Miller
Miller (right) has scored three tries so far in a deeper-lying role this season

Sale Sharks full-back Rob Miller says he is enjoying his positional shift from fly-half.

The 22-year-old has started every game in the number 15 shirt so far this season and scored three tries.

"I'm enjoying the new role at the minute and obviously I'm still learning the role as I'm quite new to it," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"It's gone well in a new role at full-back and I'm seeing the game in a different perspective."

Miller joined the club in 2010 from Newcastle Falcons and was outlined as an understudy to Charlie Hodgson on arrival.

With Hodgson's departure to Saracens in the summer, director of sport Steve Diamond outlined Miller as one of three fly-halfs available at the club along with Nick Macleod and Tasesa Lavea.

"I don't particularly see myself as one or the other," Miller continued.

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"It's obviously good that I can play both roles and hopefully I can keep that going.

"You get a little bit more time on the ball [at full-back] and see the space, but it's important for me to help out Macca [Macleod] at 10 as well and get in at first receiver."

Although Macleod has been Sale's primary goalkicker so far this season Miller has, at times, taken over place-kicking duties.

The former England Under-20 international revealed Warrington Wolves full-back Brett Hodgson has been at Carrington helping both of them with the technical aspects of goalkicking.

"We train hard together and we've been working alongside Brett Hodgson as well, we've been getting a little bit of help from him," he added.

"He's friends with Tony Hanks, so Tony's brought him in just on a very informal basis.

"Obviously they're on there off-season now, so he calls in once a week and he gives us that extra bit of knowledge.

"He's very helpful with what he brings with his experience and it's good to have that connection."

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