Cheetahs stars attain particular milestones


Robert Ebersohn shall be making his one hundredth look for the Free State Cheetahs whereas skipper Victor Sekekete shall be celebrating his fiftieth match on Saturday.

It’s a landmark event for Free Staters as two of their star gamers attain private milestones within the Currie Cup conflict towards Western Province in Bloemfontein.

Ebersohn’s journey with the Cheetahs started straight after faculty and he made his debut in 2008 on the age of 19. A veteran centre, he earned 72 caps for the crew and even captained them in 10 video games earlier than shifting to France in 2013. There, he performed for Montpellier, Castres, and Beziers earlier than returning to South Africa in 2021 to rejoin the Cheetahs.

Since his return, the previous Gray Faculty prodigy has performed 27 video games for the crew, bringing his whole to a powerful 99.

“I nonetheless keep in mind my first recreation. Meyer Bosman went off the sector for blood, and I got here on for 5 minutes,” Ebersohn mentioned.

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“I’m very honoured and excited to succeed in this milestone and to have the ability to share this with my household. For me, it’s only a particular second. It’s like a childhood dream come true.”

Sekekete, who can play lock or flanker, joined the Cheetahs in 2020 from Griquas and has been an everyday beginning crew member for the previous two seasons.

Named the Cheetahs’ standout ahead for the 2022 Currie Cup season, he has represented the Junior Springboks in 2014 and has additionally performed for the Lions and the Southern Kings.

“I really feel blessed and honoured to have the privilege to be taking part in my fiftieth for the Cheetahs,” Seketete added.

“It’s been a very good and exhausting two to a few years with me taking part in rugby within the Free State. There have been some powerful reminiscences, and to get 50 caps for the Cheetahs means rather a lot.”

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