|Name Gcobani Bobo|
Height 1.80 m
|Weight 96 kg|
|Education Dale College Boys' High School, Rondebosch Boys' High School|
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Gcobani Bobo (born 12 September 1979) is a South African rugby player. His preferred position is centre, although he had played wing on numerous occasions, with some success due to his pace.
Bobo started his career as a flanker, until then Bok coach Nick Mallet suggested that Bobo should shift from the side of the scrum to the midfield. Bobo was selected for the South African U-19 side in 1998 and then spent two years playing for the Golden Lions U-21 outfit. His performances in the then Bankfin Currie Cup earned him selection to the SA 'A' team in 2001. When he was elevated to Super Rugby, he was ready. The burly centre scored a hat-trick on debut against the Bulls, and looked set for full Springbok colours before a knee injury at the House of Pain put pay to his short-term ambitions.
Bobo was considered to have a good chance of selection for the 2003 World Cup, but he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a warm-up encounter – having been named in Rudolf Straeuli's squad. Jake White realised Bobo's potential and tested him on the Vodacom Outgoing Tour in 2004. But Bobo had lost some of his enthusiasm and he lacked pace.
Given a second chance by Rassie Erasmus, Bobo returned home to the Cape to play for the Stormers Super 14 team and has rediscovered the form that made him a Bok, partnering Jean de Villiers. At the conclusion of the 2009 season, like de Villiers Bobo left, signing for an overseas team, Newcastle Falcons.