Veteran back on the flank

Jason Nightingale will shift back to the wing this weekend.

Jason Nightingale will shift back to the wing this weekend.

HE’S been a fixture on the wing for a decade, but Dragons stalwart Jason Nightingale says he’s willing reprise his recent switch to a bench utility role if called on.

Nightingale has spent most of his 261 games on the flank where he’s scored 109 tries. He was shifted to the bench for his side’s round 14 clash with Canterbury and has started the past four games from the interchange.

He’ll return to the right wing, with Kurt Mann moving to the bench, for Sunday’s clash with the Tigers but said he’ll happily play anywhere in the 17 if need be.

“I’ve enjoyed the challenge, it’s a bit of a rush when you come on in the middle and you don’t have long,” Nightingale said.

“Who knows whether I’ll be back there in the future but I’ll obviously be doing all I can to make sure I play the best I can on the wing this weekend.

“I think Kurt earned that opportunity, he’ valuable to our team wherever he plays and I wanted to try and do the same. If it happens in the future I’ll do the same thing.” 

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