Gerald Bosch
Full names: Gerald Raymond
Date of birth: 12 May 1949
Place of birth: Vereeniging
School: General Smuts
Springbok no: 467
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.79m, 75kg
Current age: 70

Test summary: Tests: 9 Tries: 0
First Test: 22 Jun 1974 Age:25 Flyhalf against Britain at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Last Test: 18 Sep 1976 Age:27 Flyhalf against New Zealand at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
22 Jun 197425FlyhalfBritainLose: 9-282 penalties, 1 dropgoalLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaTvl
23 Nov 197425FlyhalfFranceWin: 13-42 penaltiesStade Municipal, ToulouseTvl
30 Nov 197425FlyhalfFranceWin: 10-82 penaltiesParc des Princes, ParisTvl
21 Jun 197526FlyhalfFranceWin: 38-252 conversions, 3 penaltiesFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
28 Jun 197526FlyhalfFranceWin: 33-182 conversions, 6 penaltiesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaTvl
24 Jul 197627FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 16-71 conversion, 1 penaltyKingspark, DurbanTvl
14 Aug 197627FlyhalfNew ZealandLose: 9-153 penaltiesFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
04 Sep 197627FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 15-101 conversion, 2 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownTvl
18 Sep 197627FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 15-141 conversion, 2 penalties, 1 dropgoalEllispark, JohannesburgTvl

Gerald Bosch : Doc Craven

Gerald will naturally be remembered mainly for his kicking ability because this was the department of the game where he truly excelled. Ideally he would have Paul Bayvel as his scrumhalf; these two complemented one another perfectly as a halfback combination. It was unusual that in their case the one made the other, there wasn't a dominant partner.

Gerald won many a match, not only for Transvaal but also for South Africa, with his phenomenal place-kicking ability. I often wondered how hard he had to practice to perfect his kicking - he certainly had it narrowed down to a fine art.