Bosch banking on Super experience

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:32

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch joined the Junior Springbok squad, following a number of strong performances in Super Rugby this season.

He said he hoped the experience gained would allow him to add value to the team in the World Rugby Under-20 championship.
 
The talented 19-year-old utility back joined his Junior Bok teammates in Stellenbosch on Sunday, where their preparations for the international spectacle in Tbilisi, Georgia, are at an advanced stage.

The tournament will kick off on May 31, with South Africa facing France in their opening match.
 
"It is good to be back," said Bosch, who was a nominee for the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament last year.
 
"It is an honour and privilege to be back in the squad for the second time after having played last year.

"They are a good bunch of guys and they welcomed me at camp with open arms, so I am enjoying being back in the squad."
 
With a solid Super Rugby run behind him, Bosch hoped that the experience he picked up in the competition would allow him to make a valuable contribution to the SA U20 team.
 
"The intensity of Super Rugby is very high and the games are extremely fast, so I believe that the experienced gained in Super Rugby will help me at the U20 Championship," said Bosch.
 
"It was a fantastic experience to be exposed to that level of the game. It helped me mature as a player and taught me how to keep calm under pressure, which is fantastic going into a tournament where second chances are rare."
 
Bosch looked forward to the challenge of familiarising himself with the Junior Bok structures and his teammates with the competition beginning in a little over three weeks.

"I played with some of my teammates in Manchester last year, so I know them well," he said.

"But I am looking forward to getting to know the rest of my team-mates, and familiarising myself with the structures and systems.
 
"This is a fantastic group of players and the environment is very professional, so I should get into the swing of things with ease."
 
The Junior Springboks will face France, Georgia and Argentina in the pool stages of the tournament in Tbilisi, which runs from May 31 to June 18.

The team will depart for Georgia on Thursday, May 25.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19