A source close to the Ebersohn twins, Robert and Sias, has confirmed to Sharksworld that the Sharks are not currently courting the brother’s signatures, contrary to reports earlier today.
The Sharks have tried to lure outside centre Robert to Durban on two separate occasions, once when he was still a schoolboy phenomenon and again last year, when flyhalf Sias was also offered a deal, since the pair are loathe to be split up. Commercial Director Rudolf Straeuli admitted to being frustrated at the pair’s handling of the matter last year, with the feeling being that they were simply using the Sharks’ offer to up the ante in Bloemfontein, where they fully intended to stay all along. With the one-year deal signed last year expiring at the end of this year’s Currie Cup, it’s inevitable that both players would once again become hot property, particularly given that both have been in superb form in this year’s Super Rugby competition.
The somewhat acrimonious fashion in which negotiations broke down last year, though, would, I’m sure, scupper any prospects of a future deal with the current Sharks administration. What’s more, although the Sharks could well use Robert to boost depth in the outside centre position, they have recently signed Marius Joubert to fill that exact void. Sias would be even more surplus to requirements, with Pat Lambie, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Fed Michalak and Meyer Bosman providing ample flyhalf options for the foreseeable future.Tweet