Bosch, Nkosi picked for opener

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 6 Jun 2016 at 14:19
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Curwin Bosch will start at fullback for the Junior Springboks as Dawie Theron names his team to face Japan in tomorrow’s World Rugby Under Championship opener.

EP centre Jeremy Ward leads a strong side that includes Bulls man Manie Libbok at flyhalf and another Sharks man in right wing S’busiso “Skisha” Nkosi.

The game takes place at the Academy Stadium in Manchester and kicks of at 15h15 UK time, or 16h15 in SA.

Junior Springbok team vs Japan in the World Rugby U20 Championship:

Name Position Province Date of Birth
Curwin Bosch Fullback Cell C Sharks 25 June 1997
S’busiso Nkosi Right Wing Cell C Sharks 21 January 1996
Jeremy Ward (Captain) Centre Eastern Province 10 January 1996
JT Jackson Centre Vodacom Blue Bulls 10 July 1996
Mosolwa Mafuma Left Wing Toyota Free State 13 February 1996
Manie Libbok Flyhalf Vodacom Blue Bulls 15 July 1997
James Hall Scrumhalf Eastern Province 2 January 1996
Junior Pokomela No 8 Eastern Province 10 December 1996
Ernst van Rhyn Flanker DHL Western Province 19 September 1997
Zain Davids Flanker DHL Western Province 4 May 1997
Eli Snyman Lock Vodacom Blue Bulls 25 January 1996
Cobus Wiese Lock DHL Western Province 2 June 1997
Jaco Holtzhausen Prop Vodacom Blue Bulls 12 January 1996
Tango Balekile Hooker Eastern Province 7 March 1996
Kwenzo Blose Prop Toyota Free State 12 May 1997
Franco van den Berg Prop Vodacom Blue Bulls 31 October 1996
Jan-Henning Campher Hooker Vodacom Blue Bulls 10 December 1996
Carlü Sadie Prop DHL Western Province 7 September 1997
Ruben de Villiers Lock DHL Western Province 22 March 1997
Denzel Hill No 8 Vodacom Blue Bulls 17 January 1996
Embrose Papier Scrumhalf Vodacom Blue Bulls 24 April 1997
Franco Naude Centre Vodacom Blue Bulls 28 March 1996
Keanu Vers Fullback Eastern Province 4 February 1996



  • sigh ………….

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.16 14:21:06 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) : ek skree nie Japan nie, ek bly ‘n Bul

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.16 14:25:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : 😆 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.16 14:28:14 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Not a single lion lol. Guess u folks dont have any prospective youth shame zibbie

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.16 14:29:48 by Stiko85 Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) : I assume thats a result of seeing no Lions. Im not too familiar with all the guys but are any Lions guys glaring omissions?

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.16 14:30:47 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Stiko85 (Comment 4) : @SheldonK (Comment 5) :

    yea . we have one oke in this squad . scrummie . he was in last years JWC squad .

    guess there is much more excitement about the Bulls en EP scrummies ?

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.16 14:33:29 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : should have been the name of your article 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.06.16 14:35:38 by JD Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 6) : I think its tough to overlook James Hall who has done well in super rugby. But yeh if the Lions man was at last years comp maybe he should be on the bench at least. But yeh i have heard a lot of people rave about Papier. So maybe just bad timing for the Lions chap. How did the Lions u19s do last year?

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.06.16 14:37:39 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : finished 5th , 1 point behind the FS in 4th . so you could argue the players are not good enough . But like you said about Marco . Could have been given a shot .

    (People raving about Bulls players does not count . they could be shit and people would still rave . like Jesse Kriel and Pollard)

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.06.16 14:42:11 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 9) : Yeh fair point. I mean EP won the u19s and look how many guys they have. I really havnt watched much of all of the guys play to really say who should and shouldnt be there.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.06.16 14:47:29 by SheldonK Reply

  • Is that Cobus Wiese a relation

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.06.16 14:52:07 by The hound Reply
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  • no3 holtzhausen 1.81m 117kg no3 sadie 1.80m 124kg

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.06.16 16:27:07 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 12) : big …. and slooowwww

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.06.16 18:26:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) : don’t know about that since I haven’t seen either play yet.what I found interesting was their height: both around 1.80m.

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.06.16 18:50:03 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) : is that not how you like your props?

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.06.16 18:54:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) : @50shadesofshark (Comment 14) : @robdylan (Comment 15) : think Thomas and Coenie is bigger and I would not call them slow!?

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.06.16 19:37:45 by JD Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 12) : @JD (Comment 16) : Thomas is taller and bigger than both those guys and even he got shoved around at the u20 comp against England.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.06.16 07:57:57 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : didn’t help that Thomas was still getting used to playing tighthead and came up against a guy who is now in the England squad. Ellis Genge was a potent in the scrum last year against the Baby Boks.

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.06.16 09:27:42 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 18) : Yeh you right it didnt help Thomas, but he was the best option they had i think. The England u20s always have a serious pack though.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.06.16 09:33:23 by SheldonK Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I just hope we show Japan that we are much better when not coached by an incompetent clown called HM. Even if it is at junior level. Man, I still cannot forgive that guy for what he did to the Bokke’s history.

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.06.16 09:49:13 by Quintin Reply

  • Good win after a slow start by the Baby Boks. This comp is very tough as you literally cant afford to lose 1 game or you are out. Winning is everything even if by 1 point. I only watched the extended highlights so didnt get the full picture but looks like we have some good strong runners and steppers, passing could be better and possibly so could the defense. That Jap winger is a beast though…i think a few teams will be taking out their cheque books

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.06.16 07:54:30 by SheldonK Reply


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