Sharks fullback Curwin Bosch says he is not putting pressure on himself to get back into the Springbok squad.
Bosch has two Test caps to his name after coming off the bench as a flyhalf against Argentina in Port Elizabeth last year and starting at fullback against Wales in Washington in June this year.
However, the 21-year-old was overlooked for the three-Test series against England and missed out on selection for the Rugby Championship.
While eager to wear the green and gold again, Bosch said he was focused on the Sharks’ Currie Cup campaign.
‘At the end of the day, we all want to play for the Springboks. 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 the 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 face the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
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