THE WESTERN Force recruitment drive for the 2013 season is in full swing with the signing of Cheetahs fly-half Sias Ebersohn to the squad on a two year deal as the club’s foreign developing player.
Ebersohn is a natural talent in the playmaker role and has been part of the Cheetahs set-up for the past three seasons. His tactical kicking, communication on the field and confidence in directing play will be a welcome asset to the Emirates Western Force in the seasons to come.
RugbyWA CEO Vern Reid said the club had been watching Ebersohn develop as a player over the past two seasons and had made contact with the young flyhalf during the side’s recent visit to Bloemfontein.
“Following our meeting, Sias has agreed to accept our offer to be the foreign developing player for the Emirates Western Force in the 2013 season,” Mr Reid said. “The agreement is now before the Australian Rugby Union as they need to approve any foreign developing player contracts under the contracting guidelines.”
Foreign developing players are signed on a two year contract with a Super Rugby franchise and must exhibit potential to play for the Wallabies to be approved by the ARU.
Representative Rugby: 2010 – 2012 Cheetahs, 2009 – 2011 Free State Currie Cup, 2008 – 2010 Free State Vodacom Cup, 2009 IRB Junior World Cup