27 Sep 2012

Vito hints at switch to openside

7:14 am on 27 September 2012

The All Blacks loose forward Victor Vito says while he's likely to be spending more time as the open side flanker while Richie McCaw takes his six-month sabbatical next year, he won't be converting to the position full-time.

Vito is one of several possibilities to cover for McCaw at openside, but the Hurricanes flanker says blindside is still his preferred position.

Vito is competing with Liam Messam for the No. 6 jersey in the team to play Argentina on Sunday in Buenos Aires.