Boks: What to make of Alberts call-up?

2016-09-12 11:58

Willem Alberts' call-up highlights how desperate things have become in the Springbok camp, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Bok Alberts laid low by injury

2015-12-15 09:57

Springbok loose forward Willem Alberts faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a suspected torn bicep.

Alberts could still influence RWC

2015-10-15 20:15

Willem Alberts came close to early exit from the World Cup, but he may yet have a key say for the Boks, writes Rob Houwing.

Alberts in race to be fit for Samoa

2015-09-21 06:52

Springbok loose forward Willem Alberts, a late withdrawal against Japan, faces a fitness race for next weekend's match against Samoa.

Loosie dilemma for Bok coach

2015-09-08 11:28

The Boks might be ill-advised to start RWC with an entirely rusty loose-forward combo against Japan, says Rob Houwing.

Alberts back as Boks' battering ram

2015-08-14 07:03

Willem Alberts is back for the Springboks this weekend and will be expected to do plenty of ball carrying.

Boks bank on return of stalwarts

2015-07-28 13:04

The Boks could have Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez and Willem Alberts back for the Test against Argentina in Durban.

Stade Francais confirm Alberts signing

2015-07-02 10:22

Stade Français have confirmed the signing of Springbok back rower Willem Alberts who will join after the Rugby World Cup.

Sharks to dodge banana peel

2015-06-12 13:31

It’s a bit of a hiding-to-nothing task, but the Sharks will narrowly repel the Stormers “B-team”, predicts Rob Houwing.

Departing trio start for Sharks

2015-06-11 09:05

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named his team to tackle the Stormers in a Super Rugby clash in Durban.


Boks send SOS call to Alberts

2016-09-11 13:11

Springbok flanker Willem Alberts has been called up as replacement for lock Lood de Jager, who was ruled out of action for up to two weeks.

Alberts: Boks didn’t fare too badly

2015-10-28 11:09

Willem Alberts believes the Boks did a lot of things right against NZ and will be looking to build on that when facing Argentina.

Clock ticking for Alberts

2015-09-28 15:12

Springbok flank Willem Alberts is fast running out of time to be declared fit for the rest of the Rugby World Cup campaign.

Alberts out of Japan clash

2015-09-19 13:35

Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the Springboks Rugby World Cup opener against Japan due to a calf strain.

Boks bank on tactical u-turn

2015-08-14 09:26

The Boks are hoping that a tactical u-turn and recalling a 'bone collector' can prevent a second humiliating defeat to Argentina.

Heavy cloud over Bok veterans

2015-08-13 13:29

Thickening the fog, only about a third of the Bok XV this Saturday may be intended first-choice men at RWC, says Rob Houwing.

Alberts headache for Heyneke

2015-07-08 14:32

Springbok bruiser Willem Alberts is in his own race against time to get fit for this year's Rugby World Cup.

Alberts: Leaving wasn't easy

2015-06-12 18:08

Willem Alberts says it was not an easy decision to leave the Sharks, but it was the right one for him and his family.

Will Sharks buy to replace Bok trio?

2015-06-12 13:23

With three Springboks set to depart the Sharks, will the Durban side invest in players within their own structures, or buy from elsewhere?

SA derbies like cold ‘slaptjips’

2015-06-09 12:55

It is a sign of conference frailty that both SA derbies on Saturday lack the sort of lead-up fizz we’d have hoped for, writes Rob Houwing.

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