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Four Kovsies to Rugby World Championships in Japan

Robert Ebersohn

Lionel Cronje

Coenie Oosthuizen

Sias Ebersohn


Four students of the University of the Free State (UFS) were included in the SA U/20 group of rugby players that will leave on Sunday, 31 May 2009 for Japan to participate in the International Rugby Board’s U/20 World Championships. Robert Ebersohn, Sias Ebersohn, Coenie Oosthuizen and Lionel Cronjé of the UFS form part of the group of 26 players that were selected by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to represent South Africa. Robert, Springbok Sevens star and Vodacom Free State Cheetahs centre was elected as captain of the group.

The SA team will play against Fiji on Friday, 5 June and against Italy on Tuesday, 9 June. On Saturday, 13 June, they will take on France.

In preparation for the championship the South African U/20 team played against the Boland Cavaliers Absa Currie Cup team, beating them 33-14. Sias Ebersohn was the chief points scorer of the match.

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