Wednesday, February 18, 2009
With the San Diego leg of the IRB Sevens having ended this past weekend in the USA, weve come across a quick funny that we thought would be well worth sharing for those of you who like to see some of the more unique goings on in the rugby world.
This years tournament produced a whole host of surprising results, which is in essence one of the best things about Sevens rugby everyone has a chance of pulling off an upset on the day.
In this particular match it was home team the USA who took it to the Springbok sevens side in the hope of impressing the local fans.
They did just that, as they led the match for some time, giving the Bok side a real scare before the experienced visitors won 15-14 in a close and exciting match.
This comical moment happened shortly after kickoff though, as young Bok flyer and Grey Bloem high school sensation Robert Ebersohn showed us an example of his athleticism after being ankle tapped from behind.
Ebersohn, who made his Currie Cup debut last year at the age of 19, is a sure thing for higher honours in the upcoming years. Along with his twin brother, Sias, the two of them made a huge impact at high school level, with Robert since having made the step up, featuring strongly on the Sevens scene.
Remember the name, as youll hear it a lot more in the future, preferably for quality rugby action though, not amusing forward rolls during play.