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Sias Ebersohn a Shark?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 16 Apr 2010 at 16:07
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Some words have been seen laying about masquerading as an article mentioning that the Sharks have signed Sias Ebersohn for the 2010 Currie Cup.

The “article” states that: The former SA Under 21 star have (sic) followed a long line of Cheetahs pivots that have found the way to Durban to kick-start their careers. The list is long: Henry Honiball, Ruan Pienaar, Frans Steyn. That doesn’t look like too long a list to me and then considering that Henry Honiball is actually a Natal “boytjie” who was claimed as being from the Free State because he went to University there after being born and schooled in Estcourt Natal. (Maar dit is a hele ander blik vol ore daai)

The “article” then adds: Ebersohn has apparently signed a contract with the Durban boykies. Good news for the Sharks, but sad news for the Cheetahs, who have also lost the services of Jacques-Louis Potgieter to the Bulls and Lionel Cronjé to the Stormers. Apparently! That is a word that I use after a heavy night referring to the previous night as having been one of those apparent evenings. Where I apparently did this and apparently did that, but have no actual recollection of having done anything other than a few hazy flashbacks.

Let us surmise that this signing is true. Then the Sharks brains trust have once again left home in a hurry and forgotten to pack their brains.

So where is Ebersohn playing at the moment that he has so easily managed to be available at such short notice? In The Orange Free State. The SAME Orange Free State that has a remarkable knack at unearthing young talent of the future. Now that IS a long list. Two of the more recent ones that I would like to mention are Sias’ twin brother Robert and one Lionel Cronje who is currently in the Cape under contract to the Western province.

Robert Ebersohn came right out of the 2008 Junior World Cup squad and started playing Currie Cup Rugby for the Cheetahs, before deciding that he was a little young for that and opting to play on the IRB sevens circuit for a year or two before playing Super 14, allowing his body to mature. What was Sias doing during this time? He was also part of the 2008 Junior Rugby World Cup squad and was in the same squad in 2009.

Then there is Lionel Cronjé. He was a member of the 2009 Junior Rugby World Cup squad and has now moved on to Western Province. Why were neither Robert Ebersohn nor Lionel Cronjé sought out and signed? Must have left home in a hurry.

But just how on earth have we convinced ourselves that Sias Ebersohn is what we need? The Cheetahs have been moaning all season that they lack a quality flyhalf and almost managed to secure a loan agreement for our very own Monty Dumond. Yet until now the Cheetahs have not opted to play Sias Ebersohn. Sias Ebersohn is such a hot property that the Cheetahs must be wanting to keep him in cotton wool, having only included him in 3 of their match day 22’s this whole season and not in one Starting XV yet. Well take that you sleepy Free Staters Rudolph Streauli and the Sharks brains trust rushed out of the stadium in a hurry and snatched him from right under your noses.


  • Seriously there must be SOMEONE in Durban who is in the same or better class than this guy.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.04.10 16:11:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • apparently we’re looking at getting the (injured) Dauw Steyn back from Potch as well…

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.04.10 16:14:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : ahh. the ways the minds of the administrators operate. let’s not get too upset /hyped about it yet before we will get some confirmation that he is not to retire after 30min in black & white :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.04.10 16:15:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • where did you find this one, KSA?

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.04.10 16:17:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : see thread on Deon’s move, there is link to Suparugby.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.04.10 16:22:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 3) : or a yellow like our Goode in the very first 5min of his very first game for sharks
    and our boys are strong guys but let’s give a chance just maybe he’ll play great rugby the coast does wonders for player so far inland :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.04.10 16:22:32 by Chaz Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : you were quicker 😕

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.04.10 16:22:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Chaz (Comment 7) : but at least Goode carried on playing. Poor Meyer was a lot of excitement about nothing.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.04.10 16:23:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • Mr Bosch have you been hitting the Spiced Gold?

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.04.10 16:24:42 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Well how do we say in SHARKSWORLD lanuage 😆

    :mrgreen: Welcome to Sharks Tang Ebersohn :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.04.10 16:26:00 by Chaz Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 9) : true 😳 but the coast is the coast it creeps up on the players and the fresh air does wonders just maybe he’ll have a good game and be a hero for us so we wait and see 😎 :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.04.10 16:32:11 by Chaz Reply

  • @Chaz (Comment 12) : i’m not sure i’m with you. i wasn’t making any pronouncement on goode just said that he is playing for the Sharks unlike like Meyer who only played 30 min. Not judging Meyer either just noting that he played almost no rugby for the Sharks.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.04.10 16:38:07 by rekinek Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 10) :

    Nope that stuff makes me mellow not aggro. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.04.10 16:48:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 11) : Tang as in Pooty Tang??

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.04.10 16:55:33 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Chaz (Comment 11) : 😳 Sorry guys its SHARKS TANK 😳

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.04.10 16:58:18 by Chaz Reply

  • @lostfish (Comment 15) : thanks 😳 😉

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.04.10 16:58:46 by Chaz Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 13) 🙂 😉 i know its just maybe some young players must get a chance and if it going to help in some what way why not 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.04.10 17:01:07 by Chaz Reply

  • I read an article (in the YOU magazine – my wife reads it) 😆
    where both brothers made it very clear they will not leave the Cheetahs anytime soon.

    Sias said he was approached by the Sharks and his brother by the Bulls but they want to stay at the Cheetahs for now.

    That was about a month or two ago. 😕

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.04.10 17:01:52 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 19) : Why would anyone want to live on the hypoxic plateau rather than on the coast. Other than farms there is not a lot in Bloem.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.04.10 17:04:49 by lostfish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : 😉 well something has change 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.04.10 17:06:12 by Chaz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    Your WIFE reads it, 😯 😛 Bwhahahahahahhahahaha Nothing as guilty as making an excuse for something ebfore you are even accused of it. 😆

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.04.10 17:07:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 20) : eeee coast is coast and die platlande is not good that vrysaat stof nie dankie 😕

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.04.10 17:07:58 by Chaz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    im not sure which is the biggest tabloid You mag or Suparugby. 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.04.10 17:08:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) : well must say me hubby reads the huisgenoot 😳

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.04.10 17:08:49 by Chaz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 19) : And then the price of petrol increased and he realised he needs the money the Sharks offered him. 😆

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.04.10 17:15:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • btw, seems Carstens will also be leaving for the UK.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.04.10 17:16:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • these guys have been known to be seriously wrong before

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.04.10 17:17:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Also been known to feed stories into the media stream to further their own interests. You can’t run a website and be a player agent.

    the temptation to run defaming stories on players or writing articles promoting the players you represent is just to much and cannot be resisted.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.04.10 17:20:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : well some day we will have no players to play against the other teams buying and just buying looks like Rob you must get some of our Sharksworld rugby guys to play and then think about it we will get that cc trophey that pokkels is holding all for himself back
    eeeaaahh 😆 :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.04.10 17:21:25 by Chaz Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 27) : Seems I’m the only one caught unawares by this one, or has everyone rushed to write up the article?

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.04.10 17:25:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 31) : how true is that story 😥

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.04.10 17:29:08 by Chaz Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 31) :

    There is an article up on that subject. Has been up for a few hours. 😉

    it is 100% true. Sharksworld received the press release from the Sharks on it today.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.04.10 17:30:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 30) : well everyone going we’ll have to jump in and play 😥

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.04.10 17:31:51 by Chaz Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : well well have the xv all playing for the S14 :mrgreen: then they have to look for new guys to play for the xv
    eeeaaahhh 😆 😉

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.04.10 17:34:41 by Chaz Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : exactly. Look at all the glowing stories about Rudi Matthee that come from that quarter. Nobody else in the country has heard about him

    Then again, he at least made the Cheetahs Vodacom Cup side. Sias got dropped from it 🙂

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.04.10 17:35:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    Rudi Mathee? Never heard of him. 😛

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.04.10 17:38:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : exactly 🙂

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.04.10 17:48:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : sorry, been real busy today so I only now had a chance to glance over at S24

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.04.10 17:51:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Well if we have signed him that is good news. At least we finally then sign a SOUTH AFRICAN FH. Also getting him young we will mould him into a great player. 😛

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.04.10 18:26:03 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 40) : that is what i was trying to say 😳 still young and the coast and gee we will make him a superstar 😆

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.04.10 18:32:33 by Chaz Reply

  • @Chaz (Comment 41) : Chaz we will especially that we got him young 😛

    How long does it take to change your photo? I changed mine yesterday and see I still have the same one 🙄

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.04.10 19:17:44 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 42) :

    We usually approve them right away as was the case with yours. You may have a cache memory problem and it isn’t reloading the new pic for you. press “Ctrl and F5” at the same time and it will show.

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.04.10 04:52:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bloody Poachers! 😈

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.04.10 09:59:14 by Loosehead Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 44) :

    Let’s not forget the original “sauce” of this story. We may not have poached him yet.

    I find it hard to believe that a signing such as this was “revealed” by the site that it was.

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.04.10 10:04:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 45) : Which site “reported” it?

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.04.10 12:26:01 by Loosehead Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 46) : Suparugby.

    Owned and run by one of the Bester brothers but also a player agent. Well renowned for slating or praising players dependant on the needs of his business.

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.04.10 12:42:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 46) :

    read the comments on this thread for more info.

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.04.10 12:43:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) : The same Andre Bester who sunk Markgraaf?

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.04.10 13:05:20 by Loosehead Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 42) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : i always happens to me must get it fixed 😳

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.04.10 13:26:07 by Chaz Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 49) :

    Not sure if it is him or his brother but one and the same family

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.04.10 16:27:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Awesome game.

    A Stormers v Reds Final IMO.

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.04.10 16:33:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : 😳

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.04.10 16:37:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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