First a little background, I'm a Canadian 18 year old, i've been playing rugger since I was 10 and gone through the provincial rep system from U15 all the way up to U18 this year. Next year i'm eligible for the RCSL(semi-pro) and i've already completed a trial with the local outfit. I have spent all of my rugby as a Loosehead prop, and I loved every minute of it. But last summer, while playing for my clubs senior 1st XV, I tore my labrum and suffered a spinal injury as a result of a collapsing scrum. Because of this i've decided I don't want to pack down in the front row any more. I knew I needed a change at the semi-pro trial earlier in the season where I went head to head with international Props (5 caps & 21 caps respectively) I really felt the pressure from those guys and knew I'd never cut it as a top flight front-rower. I've thought about this a lot and I think going to Blindside or Number 8 is my best option. I love playing with the ball in hand and I got half a game at flanker last year and it was the best 40mins of rugby i've ever played. I stand 6'3 and 250lbs, thats 191cm and 114kg for the metric guys. I'm moving to England (gloucester) for schooling next year and I'd like to get this positional stuff sorted out before I get there. Convincing my school coaches to give me a shot at backrow could be problematic, he says hes always seen me as a tight 5 player...but i'm too short to play Lock and on the tall side for a prop Has anyone made the switch? Any words of wisdom? I'm counting on you TRF!