Thomas Bosc

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Thomas Bosc
Thomas Bosc 2008.JPG
Personal information
Born (1983-08-05) 5 August 1983 (age 31)
Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006– Catalans Dragons 177 51 465 12 1,152
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–13 France 24 6 45 0 110
As of 28 April 2014
Source: Catalans Dragons Profile 2014 (Super League stats only), Rugby League Project, results/ 2014 Challenge Cup

Thomas Bosc (born 5 August 1983 in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France) is a French professional rugby league footballer for the Catalan Dragons of Super League. Having spent his entire professional career with the Dragons, he is the club's all-time leading points scorer and is considered one of the finest French players to have played for the club.[2]

Playing Career[edit]

After coming through the ranks at Elite One Championship side Union Treiziste Catalane (the precursor to Catalan Dragons), Bosc was part of the Dragons' inaugural Super League squad and made his Super League debut against Castleford Tigers on February 26, 2006, in what was only the club's third Super League match. He spent most of 2006 as a fringe player, occasionally called upon to play at full-back. In 2007, with the arrival of Clint Greenshields, he was switched to the wing and enjoyed a successful campaign, albeit one curtailed by injury. With the retirement of Stacey Jones in 2008, Bosc was handed the opportunity to fill his considerable gap in the halves. He was a revelation in the role and went on to become a key player for the team, taking over the playmaking and goal-kicking responsibilities and setting a number of points-scoring records including becoming the first player to reach 1,000 points for the club.

He was named in the France training squad[3] and ultimately to the final France squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[4]

Bosc continued to represent France in the 2009 Four Nations and the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragons Catalans". web page. Dragons Catalans S.A.S.P. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/rugby-league/england-look-for-redemption-1807442.html?action=gallery&ino=2
  3. ^ "France dominated by Dragons". Sky Sports. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. ^ "France name official squad". RLWC2008. 24 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

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