FULL-BACK might be Scott van Breda’s first choice whenever he is asked to select his favoured position.

But having played on both wings, worn the number 12 and 13 shirts and pulled the strings at fly-half during his career the utility back is happy to step into any player’s shoes.

Van Breda’s ability to play across the back-line has already made him an “invaluable” member of Warriors’ squad, according to boss Alan Solomons.

And the 27-year-old, who has recently signed a new two-year contract at Warriors, believes his versatility has been beneficial to him.

“It has been an interesting discussion that I have had with different people,” said van Breda on whether he was content with being a jack of all trades, master of none.

“I think it is a positive thing. Sometimes it works against you but I have been lucky enough for it to more often than not work in my favour.

“If the chance comes to nail down one position I will try to do that.

“But if they need me to cover then I am here to do whatever the team needs me to do and just help them the best way possible.”

Van Breda joined Warriors from Championship side Jersey Jeds where he was predominantly played at full-back.

Prior to his time with the islanders van Breda featured in Super Rugby for Stormers and Western Province where he was coached by Solomons.

“I have just come to Worcester as a utility back,” van Breda said.

“Solly knows me from before and over the last couple of years I have played anything from 10 to 15.

“Wherever they need me I am more than happy to step in and just do as good a job as I can.”

When quizzed about which position he preferred, van Breda replied: “I have been asked that question so many times.

“I would probably say 15. But I am comfortable in all positions.

“Luckily we have got depth throughout the squad so the focus has probably been more on 15 in my time here.

“But I have always been watching and picking up things so I know I am ready to step into whatever position whenever I get an opportunity.”

After an injury-hit start to this season van Breda has clocked up five appearances.

His first start came at fly-half where he impressed in Warriors’ Premiership Cup defeat at Saracens in November.

“I will play anywhere,” van Breda said.

“When you look around at the players you will be playing with like Francois Hougaard, Ryan Mills and Francois Venter, who are all international quality, it makes your job really easy.

“I also back my kicking game. I can kick the ball reasonably far.

“But if the guys are chatting when outside of me and want me to play then I am willing to do that.

“I have been lucky enough to play at a team a few years ago who ran everything and then last year at Jersey it was more balanced.

“I have been exposed to both environments which has helped to develop my game quite nicely.”