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
2006–2015 Catalans Dragons 203 56 538 13 1,313
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–13 France 27 6 45 0 110
As of 20 June 2015
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.

Bosc playing for France in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup

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. ^ "Catalans Dragons Equipe Saison 2015". Catalans Dragons site officiel. Catalans Dragons S.A.S.P. 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  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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