Cheetahs cubs sign new deals

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news on 19 Aug 2009 at 13:09
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Two of the Cheetahs’ most promising youngsters, prop Coenie Oosthuizen and centre Robert Ebersohn have both signed long-term deals with the Free State Rugby Union.

The pair have received numerous offers from other unions and their signing is a major boost for the Cheetahs who in the past have seen the back of many up-and-coming youngsters.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske’s policy of giving young players the chance to play appears to have been the key factors in persuading the duo to stay in Bloemfontein.

Drotske admitted that Oosthuizen’s decision to remain with the Cheetah means that he will soon consider playing four props in his matchday 22 .

“Against the Leopards Coenie aggressively cleared the rucks 32 times,” Drotske told Volksblad.

“He also handled the ball more than any of the players and his scrumming was excellent.

“With Os du Randt in the camp and the fact that other teams’ defensive lines are so good you need strong and big players to take you over the advantage line. A prop factor is therefore a possibility.”


  • Bad news for the Sharks.

    Ebersohn would have been a good replacement for Frans Verstaan. 😕

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.08.09 13:26:33 by wpw Reply
  • long-term deals? How long?

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.08.09 13:29:43 by McLovin Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 1) : maybe if you stood the one on top of the other.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.08.09 13:40:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • DAMN!!!!!!!!!!! I woulda liked it if he came to Dbn. 🙁

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.08.09 15:21:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    At the Cheetahs, a season feels like a million years when you perform as well as they do. 😛

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.08.09 15:24:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : @robdylan (Comment 3) : To be fair to Ebersohn…how much game time would he get with the Sharks once Adi, Ruan, Hernandez back. Then he still has to prove he’s better than Swanepoel, Murray, the twins??

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.08.09 15:48:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) :

    JUST GET HEINRICH!!!! I’ll be gappy!

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.08.09 15:53:19 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : and Lambie

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.08.09 16:26:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • That prop was nearly the Sharks undoing when they played FS. He was bloody good, outstanding ball-carrier.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.08.09 18:20:55 by Baldrick Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Lambie also kicks better!

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.08.09 18:21:34 by Baldrick Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : I heard they only signed for one year. So you are just about spot on. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.08.09 12:34:46 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : bwaaaaa

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.08.09 12:55:44 by robdylan Reply
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