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Ebersohn drafted into Bok squad

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:22
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Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn has been called up to the Springbok squad preparing for Saturday's Test against Italy in Durban.

Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn has been called up to the Springbok squad preparing for the opening Test of the season against Italy in Durban on Saturday.

Ebersohn’s inclusion follows uncertainty over the availability of midfielders Jean de Villiers (mild hamstring strain) and JJ Engelbrecht (quad contusion), while Juan de Jongh has already been ruled out of Saturday’s Test because of a finger injury.

“I’m really happy for Robert and his call-up is well-deserved,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“He’s really playing great rugby for the Cheetahs at the moment and was involved in both of our training camps this season, but in the end just missed out on selection to the final squad.”

Ebersohn will join the Springbok squad in Durban on Tuesday morning. As his inclusion is only precautionary, he will only remain with the squad as long as any of the other midfielders remain injured.