Ebersohn released from Force deal

Date published: June 29 2015

The Western Force have released fly-half Sias Ebersohn from his contract, allowing him to return to his native South Africa.

The 26-year-old, who joined the Force from the Cheetahs ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby season, has played 43 matches – scoring 212 points – across his three seasons for the Perth-based franchise.

"Ebersohn has made a strong contribution to the Force over the past three seasons, including playing a key role during the club’s most successful season in 2014," the Western Force said via a press release on their official website.

"However, leading into the 2016 season, the Force identified the need to inject additional experience into its young backline, which coincided with an opportunity for Ebersohn to return to South Africa.

"Having already signed Jono Lance for next season, the club is currently in the process of recruiting players that will provide the team with that experience.

"On behalf of the club, we’d like to thank Sias for his contribution to the Force, and wish he and wife Elette all the best for the future."