Sias Ebersohn

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Sias Ebersohn
Full name Josias Mathiem Ebersohn
Date of birth (1989-02-23) 23 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of the Free State
Notable relative(s) Robert Ebersohn (twin brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Pumas
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2012 Free State Cheetahs 56 (199)
2010 Cheetahs XV 1 (0)
2010–2012 Cheetahs 30 (220)
2013–2015 Force 43 (212)
2015–2016 Free State Cheetahs 11 (36)
2016 Cheetahs 1 (0)
2016 Free State XV 10 (75)
2017–present Pumas 0 (0)
Correct as of 25 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2009 South Africa Under-20 6 (70)
Correct as of 26 June 2015

Josias Mathiem Ebersohn (born (1989-02-23)23 February 1989 in Bloemfontein, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player that usually plays as a fly-half. He currently plays for the Pumas in the South African domestic Currie Cup competition.

He played domestic South African rugby for the Free State Cheetahs between 2008 and 2012 and also played Super Rugby for the Cheetahs between 2010 and 2012. In 2013, he moved to Perth to join the Force, where he played between 2013 and 2015 before returning to Bloemfontein for the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division.[1]

He also represented the South Africa U20 side in 2008 and 2009.

Personal[edit]

Sias and twin brother Robert are the sons of Tiaan Ebersohn, a centre who played for the Free State and Western Province.[2][3] They were born and raised in Bloemfontein, South Africa and schooled at Grey College. Here they climbed the ranks and eventually represented the Free State schools team at the national Under-18 Craven Week. They were chosen to represent the South Africa Under-20 team at the 2008 and 2009 IRB Junior World Championships.

Both players were quickly grabbed into the Free State Cheetahs rugby squad.[4]

They considered themselves a package deal, as they've been playing side-by-side from school level.[5][6][7]

Squads[edit]

Sias Ebersohn was involved in the following squads:[8]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 7 January 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2010 Cheetahs 3 1 2 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Cheetahs 15 13 2 990 2 32 33 2 179 0 0
2012 Cheetahs 13 3 10 427 0 4 11 0 41 0 0
2013 Force 14 11 3 825 1 5 14 2 63 0 0
2014 Force 15 12 3 892 1 17 25 1 117 0 0
2015 Force 14 11 3 748 0 4 8 0 32 0 0
Total 74 51 23 3979 4 62 91 5 432 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sias Ebersohn terug Cheetahs toe". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ebersohn twins the stars in Cheetahs campaign". The Citizen. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tweeling oortref rugbypa se drome". Volksblad (in Afrikaans). 15 April 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "From Craven to Currie, Ebersohn style". Rugby365. Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cheetahs Retain Ebersohn Twins". SARugby.com. 22 July 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Preview: Vodacom Cup Final". RuggaWorld. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Is Sias the next big thing?". Rugby365. 10 March 2011. Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Sias Ebersohn". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 

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