Apr 16, 2015
Bosch Signs - 5 Magic Moments
With the excellent news that Marcelo Bosch has signed a new contract with Saracens, here's five great moments from the Argentinian international:
Bosch dances at Wembley
The Saracens outside centre capped a memorable day at Wembley Stadium last year, with a magical jinking run that saw the Argentinian virtuoso beat three Harlequins defenders en-route to a superb try under the posts. With no apparent danger on the horizon, Marcelo conjured up something out of nothing to dance his way through a sea of Quins players for the last try of the game.
Monster kick downs Saints
As Steve Borthwick pointed to the posts and Marcelo Bosch stood over the ball from 58m out, you would have forgiven the crowd at Allianz Park for dismissing his chances of sending the ball sailing through the posts. But that is exactly what Bosch did. Standing well inside Saracens’ own half and with his trademark two step run-up, the crowd watched in awe as the ball travelled serenely through the air and dropped with a few metres of airtime to spare perfectly through the posts. The penalty left the commentator gasping “He barely touched it; he barely touched it”. The monster kick helped Saracens to a 28-24 victory, keeping Saracens top of the Aviva Premiership table.
‘Chelo’ renews hope in Premiership Final
While Saracens would go on to lose the Premiership Final last year, Bosch again showed his ability to make a difference on the grandest of stages. Bosch hovered on the shoulder of Schalk Brits metres from the try line at Twickenham. Saracens desperately needed to score to keep their hopes of a Premiership title alive. Brits took the ball into contact and managed to squeeze out the most unlikely of offloads and Bosch gobbled up the opportunity, collecting the pass and touching down in the corner to give Saracens renewed hope.
Racing Bosched at the death
Saracens had scrapped, toiled and given every ounce of energy they had to get one last opportunity to win the game against Racing Metro a fortnight ago. A penalty in the last minute of the game handed that opportunity to Marcelo Bosch. The kick was as tough as they come: 45 metres from goal into a strong headwind, with the pressure of knowing a miss would knock Saracens out of the European Cup. Both sets of supporters held their breath. Bosch took two steps and in his own words “the rest is history.”
Bosch tames the Tigers
Fresh from his match winning kick against Racing Metro, Bosch was on hand to finish off a superb team try to ensure Saracens defeated Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership last week. After several attacking phases, the ball went wide with Hodgson spinning the ball out to Alex Goode, who shipped a pass to Bosch, leaving the man of the moment a clear run in for the try.