Willem Alberts rugby player
Willem Alberts rugby player

Willem Alberts

11th May 1984 1.91m/119kg Blindside Flanker

Known as one of the most powerful ball-carriers in international rugby, the human wrecking ball makes as much of an impact on defense as well.

He has played at both No.8 and at lock for the Sharks, but is most effective as a blindside flank where he is able to dominate the gainline battle for his side.

He moved to the Sharks in 2010 and later was selected to the Springbok squad of 39 players to prepare for the November tour of Europe the same year.

Born in Pretoria, Alberts spent the first 4 years of his professional life at the Lions where he played Currie Cup and Super Rugby. In 2010 he made a rather controversial move to the Sharks in Durban and later was selected to the Springbok squad of 39 players to prepare for the November tour of Europe the same year.

Alberts signed for Stade Francais in 2015, and was handed a new one-year contract in April 2018.

(LS April 10, 2018)

Career

sf-blason-210x210 Stade Francais
Blindside Flanker
2015 - present
Monument High School logo Hoërskool Monument
Blindside Flanker
golden_lions_thumb Lions
Openside Flanker
2006 - 2009
sharks Sharks
Blindside Flanker
2010 - 2015
Natal Natal Sharks
Blindside Flanker
sa South Africa
Openside Flanker
2010 - 2016