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Force release Sias


The Force has released flyhalf Sias Ebersohn from his contract, allowing him to return to his native South Africa.


Ebersohn, who joined the Force from the Cheetahs ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby season, has played 43 matches – scoring 212 points – across his three seasons for the Western Australian club.

Ebersohn has made a strong contribution to the club over the past three seasons, including playing a key role during the club’s most successful season in 2014.

However, leading into the 2016 season, the club identified the need to inject additional experience into its young backline, which coincided with an opportunity for Ebersohn to return to South Africa.

Having already signed Jono Lance for next season, the club is currently in the process of recruiting players that will provide the team with that experience.

On behalf of the club, we’d like to thank Sias for his contribution to the Force, and wish he and wife Elette all the best for the future.

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  1. The Sharks would do very well to pull him in as an inside center.

    I would love for him to come to the Lions but I reckon the Cheetahs and Sharks should jump to contract him.

  2. @DavidS:

    Wrong Ebersohn…

    He started off okay at the Force but jeez the guy is woeful on defence and when he is a bit under pressure makes brain-farts of note.

    No he was pretty much ‘dropped’… I mean for the Force to say they wanted a bit more experience at 10 and then bring in someone with less experience sums it up.

    They have had no use for Steenkamp either and have released him too… Marcell Brache won’t be far behind albeit he has been a decent option off the bench all season.

    Mind you the ‘experience’ could be Peter Grant who has been dropped from his French club and could take Steenkamp’s place fitting the selection criteria…

  3. Force like the Tahs need to start signing top tier RSA players within their selection criteria not ‘potentials’… they have better players coming through the NRC ranks than the above three…

  4. HM did put Robert E Ebersohn on SA – don’t think he got capped though before France job.
    Surprising as he is quite small guy for 12

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