Curwin Bosch

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Curwin Bosch
Full name Curwin Dominique Bosch
Date of birth (1997-06-25) 25 June 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb; 176 lb)[1]
School Grey High School
University University of KwaZulu-Natal
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Fullback
Current team Sharks / Sharks (Currie Cup) / Sharks XV
Youth Career
2010–2015 Eastern Province Kings
2016 Sharks
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 UKZN Impi 3 (25)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Sharks XV 2 (14)
2016–present Sharks 33 (178)
2016–present Sharks (Currie Cup) 17 (199)
Correct as of 21 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2015 South Africa Schools 6 (57)
2016–2017 South Africa Under-20 9 (104)
2017 South Africa 2 (0)
Correct as of 3 June 2018

Curwin Dominique Bosch (born 25 June 1997) is a South African rugby union player for the Sharks in Super Rugby and in the Currie Cup and the Sharks XV in the Rugby Challenge.[1] He can play as a fly-half or a fullback.

Rugby career

2010–15: Schoolboy rugby

Bosch was born in Port Elizabeth and attended Grey High School.[1] His first-team debut was against Paul Roos Gymnasium at the age of 16.[2]

He was selected on several occasions to represent Eastern Province at youth rugby tournaments.[1] His first being in 2010, when he played at the Under-13 Craven Week tournament held in Graaff-Reinet, scoring a penalty in their win over Boland.[3] In 2013, he made three starts for Eastern Province at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week held in Vanderbijlpark, which included a match that saw him score a try and five points with the boot against Western Province.[4]

He appeared at the premier rugby union competition at schoolboy level in South Africa, the Under-18 Craven Week, in 2014. He started the tournament in Middelburg by scoring 21 of his team's points in a 26–25 victory in their opening match[5] before helping his team beat Free State[6] and SWD in the final match of the tournament[7] to be crowned unofficial champions. After the tournament, Bosch was included in a South Africa Schools[8] team to play in the Under-18 International Series against their counterparts from France,[9] Wales[10] and England.[11] He played in all three matches – starting the first and last matches – and kicked 15 points throughout the series to help his side to two wins in their three matches.[12]

Still at school in 2015, he represented Eastern Province at the Craven Week for a second time. A 21-point points tally form Bosch in their first match against SWD in a repeat of the 2014 main match[13] was followed by 13 points in their 23–22 victory over KwaZulu-Natal in their second match to qualify for a second successive final.[14] However, Bosch failed to help his side to back-to-back wins, as Western Province beat them 95–0 in a very one-sided final.[15] Bosch was once again noticed by the South African Schools selectors as he earned another selection in the squad for the 2015 International Series.[16] He kicked a total of 42 points in the three matches – ten penalties and six conversions[17] – in victories over Wales,[18] France[19] and England.[20]

2016: Sharks

Bosch moved to Durban to join the Sharks academy for the 2016 season.[21] His first action of the season came for the Sharks-affiliated university side UKZN Impi in the 2016 Varsity Shield.[22] He made three appearances for the team, scoring one try in a 63–30 victory over TUT Vikings[23] and 19 points with the boot as his side finished level at the top of the log with Wits[24] (although a subsequent points deduction saw them demoted to third).[25]

In March 2016, Bosch was included in a South Africa Under-20 training squad,[26] also making the cut for a reduced provisional squad named a week later.[27] In between training with the team, he returned to the Sharks to make a single appearance for a Sharks XV in the 2016 Currie Cup qualification series, making his first class debut in a 48–18 victory over Namibian side the Welwitschias. He came on as a replacement shortly after half-time and took just half an hour to score his first try in first class rugby, scoring the Sharks' sixth try in the 73rd minute.[28]

On 10 May 2016, he was included in the final South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship tournament to be held in Manchester, England.[29] He started their opening match in Pool C of the tournament in the fullback position as South Africa came from behind to beat Japan 59–19, with Bosch successfully converting all eight of South Africa's tries and also kicking one penalty.[30] He switched positions with fly-half Manie Libbok for their next pool match as South Africa were beaten 13–19 by Argentina, with Bosch scoring eight of his team's points.[31] He reverted to fullback for their final pool match, scoring a try and kicking 15 points as South Africa bounced back to secure a 40-31 bonus-point victory over France[32] to secure a semi-final place as the best runner-up in the competition. He also started the semi-final, as South Africa faced three-time champions England. Despite Bosch scoring his second try of the competition and kicking seven points, the hosts proved too strong for South Africa, knocking them out of the competition with a 39–17 victory.[33] His final appearance at the tournament was against Argentina in the third-place play-off match, and Bosch kickied two conversions as Argentina beat South Africa – as they did in the pool stages – convincingly winning 49–19[34] and in the process condemning South Africa to fourth place in the competition. As the main kicker for the team, Bosch was the top scorer for his team with 63 points.[35]

Shortly after returning to South Africa, Bosch was included in the Sharks Super Rugby squad for their Round Sixteen match against the Cheetahs.[36]

2017-2018

Bosch has been a regular starter for the Sharks since 2017, being called up for South Africa's international team, the Springboks, during the 2017 Rugby Championship. Bosch made his international debut for South Africa on 19th August 2017, replacing Elton Jantjies off the bench in a 37-15 win over Argentina.

Bosch has featured prominently at fullback for the Sharks during the 2018 Super Rugby season, with Robert Du Preez taking his place at first-five, becoming the leading points-scorer in the competition so far. Bosch was named in the Springbok squad again for the 2018 June internationals.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "SA Rugby Player Profile – Curwin Bosch". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bosch's young strength shines". Sport24. 16 April 2017. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – EP 10-5 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Western Province 34-22 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 25-26 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 19-5 Free State". South African Rugby Union. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD 7-25 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – SA Schools : 2014 SA Schools 2014". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 28-13 France U18". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 40-15 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 22-30 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2014 SA Schools 2014". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province U18 41-31 SWD Eagles U18". South African Rugby Union. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province U18 23-22 KZN U18". South African Rugby Union. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Western Province U18 95-0 Eastern Province U18". South African Rugby Union. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – South Africa U18 : 2015 SA Schools 2015". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
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  18. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 42-11 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 A 8-33 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 23-16 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Sharks win race for Bosch's signature". Amanzimtoti Fever. 11 November 2015. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – FNB UKZN : 2016 FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  23. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB TUT 30-63 FNB UKZN". South African Rugby Union. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  24. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 2016 FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  25. ^ "FNB UFH and FNB CUT docked points for fielding ineligible players" (Press release). Varsity Cup. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  26. ^ "Large group invited to Junior Springbok trials camp". South African Rugby Union. 24 March 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  27. ^ "Theron names provisional Junior Springbok squad". South African Rugby Union. 1 April 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Cell C Sharks XV 48-18 Windhoek Draught Welwitschias". South African Rugby Union. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  29. ^ "Ward to lead Junior Springboks in England". South African Rugby Union. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  30. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U20 59-19 Japan U20". South African Rugby Union. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U20 13-19 Argentina U20". South African Rugby Union. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U20 40-31 France U20". South African Rugby Union. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – England U20 39-17 South Africa U20". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  34. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Argentina U20 49-19 South Africa U20". South African Rugby Union. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  35. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  36. ^ "Keeping the Focus" (Press release). Sharks. 7 July 2016. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
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