Ebersohn upsets Montpellier
Bloemfontein - Speaking to EWN Sport’s website
, Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn has denied claims that he has reneged on a contract with French Top 14 club, Montpellier.
Montpellier president Mohed Altrad told French newspaper Midi-Libre
that Ebersohn had signed a pre-contract with Montpellier, and could face a penalty if the contract is not honoured.
"If Ebersohn does not play for Montpellier, he will pay a significant penalty, to the order of €300 000 to €400 000," Altrad said.
Ebersohn has publicly refuted the claims.
"Montpellier did make me an offer to join the club after Super Rugby in August. I was prepared to accept the offer of the club in the event that the Cheetahs would release me. This was not possible and the offer has expired."
"I made it clear that my focus is on doing my best for the Cheetahs for the remainder of the competition and I still dream of becoming a Springbok if the powers that be should decide I am deserving of this honour," Ebersohn said.
Ebersohn was selected in Heyneke Meyer’s initial squad of 36 in the first of two planned national training camps in Cape Town from April 14-16, before the Incoming Series in June, but was not named in a list of 15 players that have been awarded full Springbok contracts for 2013