Meyer Bosman, the Free State Cheetahs flyhalf and centre, had a meteoric rise in South African rugby. He started the 2005 season in the Free State under-21 side at flyhalf. He made his first of eight appearances for Free State on 5 August against the Griffons and made seven more appearances, starting only once against the Sharks on 8 October. In the Currie Cup final on 22 October he went on as a replacement and scored the winning try for Free State, their first Currie Cup title since 1976. On 19 November he made his Springbok debut against Wales at the Millennium Stadium just 106 davs after his first-class debut, and at 20 years and 213 days was the fourth youngest Springbok since the Second World War.