Town - Curwin Bosch believes
that he will earn his Springbok place back if he helps the Sharks succeed in
this year's Currie Cup.
The 21-year-old has two Test caps
to his name but is out of favour at the moment when it comes to national
Instead, Bok coach Rassie Erasmus
is backing the likes of Willie le Roux and Damian Willemse as his fullback
options while Warrick Gelant appears to be next in line when he has recovered
It leaves Bosch with a lot of
work to do if he is to force his way back into the 2019 World Cup conversation,
but he knows that his best bet is to focus on delivering consistent
performances for the Sharks.
He was off to a good start at the
weekend, finishing off a superb team try as the Durbanites cruised to victory
over the Blue Bulls.
"At the end of the day we
all want to play for the Springboks," Bosch said from Durban on Tuesday.
"For me, now, the most important
thing is for the Sharks to do well in the Currie Cup and for me to enjoy my
rugby. I think I play my best when I'm enjoying my rugby and I think I've lost
a bit of that towards the end of Super Rugby.
"If you look at previous
times when guys have been selected for the Springboks, it's usually when your
province is doing well.
"Most of these guys have
realised that. Personally, I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. If it's
meant to be, it will come. Put the team first and the rest will follow."
The Sharks will be hoping to pick
up where they left off when they travel to Bloemfontein to take on the struggling
Cheetahs on Saturday.
"We've put a lot of emphasis
on turning our defence into attack and I think that try was the hard work
paying off," Bosch said.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 14:00.