Currie Cup

Cheetahs secure star trio

2010-08-04 11:55
Robert Ebersohn (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The Free State Cheetahs have managed a small coup in retaining the services of three of their brightest young talents for another year.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske confirmed to SuperSport.com that he had secured the services of the star siblings Robert and Sias Ebersohn as well as try-scoring front ranker Coenie Oosthuizen for another year.

Former SA Sevens star Robert Ebersohn had a massive offer with the Sharks, but chose rather to stay in Bloemfontein for another year before deciding on his future.

However, the Cheetahs will lose another player in Meyer Bosman, who will be moving to the Sharks to link up with his former flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter, who recently signed from the Blue Bulls.

Bosman’s agent Stephan Weyers confirmed that he has signed for the coastal union and would be moving there from the end of the season.

Drotske was happy to have secured the services of the young trio, who have all performed well in the Currie Cup this year.

“We’re very glad that they have signed and made the decision to stay at the Cheetahs,” Drotske told SuperSport.com.

However he was not perturbed with the fact that they couldn’t get the trio to commit for more than one year.

“That is the way things go at the moment, young players don’t want to commit for too long with their futures. We are targeted a lot by other unions and it is nice that they will stay. That is the law of the market at the moment.”

Drotske admitted that Bosman’s move was a loss for the Cheetahs, but that he wished him well.

“Meyer has been open with us all through the negotiations and we wish him well. We will now start to look for a replacement as we have been concentrating to try and keep him in the province.”

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