DURBAN – When the Sharks’ halfback pairing of Curwin Bosch and Sanele Nohamba were substituted in the 60th minute of the home team’s thrilling victory over the Free State Cheetahs at Jonsson Kings Park on Saturday, there was a roar of applause, so well had the young duo played.
While we should be careful of making heroes out of youngsters too soon, there was a feeling around the stadium that there will be many good things to come from Bosch and Nohamba, pictured, in the future, and rightly so. Bosch we have obviously known about for some time but Nohamba, who was starting his first senior game for the Sharks, was a revelation at scrumhalf.
“Sanele is a young lad, this is just his second year out of school (from Durban High School) but he certainly played with a mature head on his shoulders today,” said coach Sean Everitt.
“I am exceptionally happy for him, he got the Man of the Match award and justly so. We have known that he has a good rugby brain, and he showed that. I am very excited about what he has to offer us in the future.”
Bosch has been playing well for the Sharks since he was 19 and in his first year out of Grey High in Port Elizabeth. Since the departure of Robert du Preez after Super Rugby he now has sole claim to the Sharks’ flyhalf jersey.