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Uys keeps Ebersohn out


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 8 Jul 2009 at 06:57
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People don’t always notice Corné Uys, but his work ethic makes him one of the more valuable Free State-Cheetahs players. This according to Cheetahs backline coach Hawies Fourie.

Jóhann Thormählen reports from Bloemfontein:

On Tuesday, he decided to keep his Super14 centre combination for the team’s first Currie Cup match on Friday night against Griquas. The powerful Uys and Meyer Bosman will man the Cheetahs midfield against Griquas, and using their experience as centre pairing, will attempt to tear holes in their defence.

Uys will play in the place of promising Sevens player, Robert Ebersohn.

Ebersohn, who was one of the Free Staters shining stars last season, will in all likelihood play against the Lions next weekend.

As to Uys’s inclusion over Ebersohn and other possible candidates, Fourie said Uys’s enormous work rate was his biggest asset.

“If there is kicking to be done, he always falls back to help the back three. A good player is not only about what he can do with the ball, but what also about what he can do without it,” said Fourie.

According to the coach, the former Western Province and Stormers player is an excellent organiser and communicates very well with his team-mates.

His solid defence is also one of his strong points and Griquas will have to know their stuff to get past Uys, who will be making his Currie Cup debut for the Cheetahs.

According to Fourie, this unsung hero’s value on the field was clearly seen in his side’s defence against the British and Irish Lions.

The Free Staters have a lot of depth in the midflield. Apart from Uys, Bosman and Ebersohn, JW Jonker could also be used, while Jacques-Louis Potgieter, a natural flyhalf, could be used at inside centre given the presence of Louis Strydom.

Ebersohn could, according to head coach, Naka Drotské, get his chance against the Lions next week as a substitute because he needs to become acquainted with the Cheetahs’ team set-up and moves again.

Fourie believes the Baby Bok captain also needs to muscle up. “He now weighs 85kg. It would be good if he could push it up to 90kg.”

Sevens player Philip Snyman, who played for the Cheetahs in their warm-up match against the SWD Eagles, has been called up to the national Sevens squad and will not be available for the Currie Cup.



21 Comments

  • Robert Ebersohn WILL play for the Boks one day! Of that I am sure.

    You read it first here on Stormersworld.co.za :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.07.09 07:41:48 by wpw Reply
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  • “Fourie believes the Baby Bok captain also needs to muscle up. “He now weighs 85kg. It would be good if he could push it up to 90kg.”

    Lots of KFC to be ordered… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.07.09 07:49:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 2) : Or maybe he can consult my friend Ricky Januarie :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.07.09 07:49:44 by Charlie Reply

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  • hope he doesn’t ask Keegan Daniel for tips. The poor oke has been trying to crack 90 for the last 4 years!

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.07.09 07:55:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Uys was always a decent player, not flash or anything but always did what was needed.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.07.09 08:08:09 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) :

    Agree. Not a bad player at all…

    He scored some decent tries for the Cheetahs this year!! :smile:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.07.09 08:09:12 by wpw Reply
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  • I don’t know who watched the SABC news yesterday, they interviewed Plum, and he stated that they were hoping Hernandez would physically be in Durban by the end of this week.

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.07.09 08:16:54 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Sevens player Philip Snyman . . . I nearly crudded myself until I realised it wasn’t philip burger!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.07.09 08:27:04 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) : yeah, i did, but the keyword is hope lol. No aggreement has been reached yet

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.07.09 08:38:55 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • did anyone see the news last night, app plum said hernandez is here or already signed or something?????

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.07.09 08:50:35 by willa Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) : @willa (Comment 10) : I also heard it….can anybody confirm this???I think he would be a great addition to the Sharks

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.07.09 08:55:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 10) : Howzit Willa , have you cut your hair yet. Are you gonna grow it again during the CC??

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.07.09 08:57:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : yes i trimmed it a bit, my mom started to avoid me in public :oops:
    but im leaving it again until the end of the cc,but my mom bought me a taylormade putter to not grow the beard again this year, how u doin?

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.07.09 09:04:43 by willa Reply

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  • There’s no smoke without fire. I think Hernandez will be a Shark soon, barring any major accidents.

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.07.09 09:16:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 13) : I’m doing well….business could be better….but what the hell…I have lots of rugby to look forward to.

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.07.09 09:17:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : accidents or incidents????……you see another plane crash coming :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.07.09 09:18:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : YIKES! Don’t go there

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.07.09 09:24:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : same here, business going a bit slow, from this friday i only have to work until 10am, with no salary cuts :smile: :smile:
    but u said it, the cc is here!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.07.09 09:29:17 by willa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Sorry, not very thoughtfull of me? (I would add some sort of smiley, but I don’t have the patience)

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.07.09 09:30:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 18) : At least you earn a salary….I only work on commission :???:

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.07.09 09:31:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 20) : The more I blog ….the less I earn :shock:

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.07.09 09:32:29 by Pokkel Reply
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