Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says Curwin Bosch must be allowed to play with freedom.
The 19-year-old has starred for the Sharks this season, starting at fullback before settling at flyhalf after Pat Lambie was ruled out through injury.
In his latest column for KweséSports.com, De Villiers says Bosch needs to be looked after by his coaches to ensure he fulfills his potential.
'Curwin Bosch has more rugby ability in his DNA than many coaches and players put together,' he wrote. 'Because such a talented player is so rare, he is tricky to work with and very difficult to coach.'
De Villiers urged Bosch's coaches not to put him in a box.
'Let him loose and give him freedom to trust his instinct and individual brilliance within a parameters of the team’s principles.
'This kid will bring South African rugby fans so much joy over the next decade if he is properly managed, because he already has the maturity at a such young age.'
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