magazine-issue
live-feed
Gareth Duncan

Cheetahs sweat on Ebersohn, Van Zyl


The Cheetahs could lose Robert Ebersohn and Piet van Zyl at the end of the season as they are yet to sign contract extensions, reports GARETH DUNCAN.

The Cheetahs, who have qualified for the Super Rugby play-offs for the first time, have committed a number of their key players to new deals, including the likes of Adriaan Strauss, Coenie Oosthuizen, Trevor Nyakane, Willie le Roux and Lappies Labuschagne.

However, Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster said they were concerned about Ebersohn and Van Zyl (pictured), who become free agents at the end of the season.

'We have offered both players contract extensions, but they haven't signed anything at this stage,' Verster told SARugbymag.co.za. 'We are hoping to keep both players at the Cheetahs next season as they have done very well for us.

'I believe Robert has interest from overseas, while there are local teams chasing Piet's signature.'

Ebersohn was linked to French club Montpellier in April, but that deal fell through after the centre received a Springbok call-up. However, the fact that he hasn't made his Test debut yet could influence the 24-year-old to continue his career abroad. 

With Jano Vermaak heading to Toulouse after Super Rugby, the Bulls are believed to be after Van Zyl. The Stormers are also linked with the Springbok scrumhalf.

Verster also confirmed that Heinrich Brüssow will head to Japan after Super Rugby. The openside flanker, who has been snubbed by Bok head coach Heyneke Meyer, will return to Bloemfontein for the 2014 tournament.

'We will blood young loose forwards during the Currie Cup and will welcome Heinrich back next season,' said Verster.

Photo: Johan Pretorius/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
Handré Pollard wore the Bulls No 12 jersey at Newlands

Pollard should have played 10

Starting Handré Pollard at inside centre cost the Blue Bulls a chance of reaching the Currie Cup final, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

Warren Whitely dives over for a late try

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the Currie Cup semi-finals, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.

Thomas du Toit in SA Rugby magazine

Du Toit makes strong start

Thomas du Toit has shown great promise in his first year out of school, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: