Curwin Bosch has finally been given a chance to showcase his undoubted class after being named at fullback for the Sharks’ clash against the Lions at Ellis Park on Friday.
Bosch has been out of favour with coach Robert du Preez, who has preferred his son Robert Junior at flyhalf and Aphelele Fassi at fullback this season.
But two-Test Springbok Bosch will have an opportunity to prove to his franchise coach, as well as Bok boss Rassie Erasmus what he is capable of.
He will come up against another Test player in Andries Coetzee at Ellis Park on Friday night (7.10pm), with the latter also recalled to the Lions starting line-up at No 15.
Bosch is arguably a better flyhalf than he is a fullback, but coach Du Preez has kept faith with Robert Junior at No 10 despite a disappointing display in the 19-16 loss to the Bulls last Saturday.