Bok scrumhalf Papier extends Bulls contract

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Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier.
Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier.

Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier has extended his contract at the Pretoria side for a few years, while the Cheetahs have centre Robert Ebersohn back with them.

Papier, who has been the first choice player for Jake White since the news of Ivan van Zyl’s departure to Saracens, has been benefitting from prolonged game time and is slowly edging back to his best.

Papier’s agents In-touch Sports confirmed that he had extended his contract with the Bulls and it seems he, recent signing Zak Burger and Keegan Johannes will be the three scrumhalves taking the Currie Cup champions forward.

Papier was missed in the Bulls shock loss to the Lions on Saturday. He was named, but withdrew shortly before the game, something that was lamented by White after the match.

Cheetahs Robert Ebersohn
Centre Robert Ebersohn will captain the Cheetahs in their first Currie Cup match against the Lions on Saturday.

Ebersohn fit for Cheetahs

Meanwhile, the Cheetahs welcomed back one of their stalwarts with the news that centre Ebersohn has signed a two year deal for the franchise.

The 32-year old Ebersohn will return from France after almost eight years in France and will join Frans Steyn and captain Ruan Pienaar as the experienced players in the Cheetahs’ side.

Following the retirement of another stalwart in William Small-Smith, Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie was delighted to have secured Ebersohn’s signature.

Ebersohn will join the Cheetahs on August 1 and is contracted until July 2023.

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