21 Facts About Willem Alberts


Willem Schalk Alberts was born on 11 May 1984 and is a professional rugby union player who currently plays for Lions in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

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Willem Alberts previously played for the Lions and the Sharks in Super Rugby and for the Golden Lions and Sharks in the Currie Cup before joining Stade Francais.

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Willem Alberts made his professional debut for the Golden Lions in 2007.

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In October 2010, Willem Alberts was selected to the Springboks squad of 39 players to prepare for the November tour of Europe.

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Willem Alberts is known for his punishing runs and his rock solid defence.

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Willem Alberts made his debut for South Africa off the bench on 13 November 2010 and scored a try against Wales.

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Many believe that Willem Alberts' impact was so great off the bench that he alone swung the game in the Boks favor and pulled them through.

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Willem Alberts won his second Springbok cap against Scotland, when he came on off the bench and scored a powerful try after plucking the ball from the air in a line out and driving over the whitewash.

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Willem Alberts would come onto the field once more in the number 19 jersey and would score another try, this time in the corner which buried the English side and Willem Alberts was branded "Super Sub".

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Willem Alberts made his run on debut against the Barbarians at Twickenham in the unfamiliar open side flanker berth.

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Willem Alberts played in all eighteen of the Sharks matches in the 2011 Super Rugby season.

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Willem Alberts won his first "Man-of-the-Match" award in the Super Rugby competition for the Sharks for his performance against the Cheetahs.

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Willem Alberts scored his first Super Rugby try for the Sharks against the Western Force in a bonus point win for the Sharks.

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Willem Alberts went on to score another try against the Crusaders in a historic match held at Twickenham.

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Willem Alberts won another man of the match award against the Lions, making an impressive 18 ball carries.

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Willem Alberts is the Sharks' leading tackler in their 2011 Super Rugby campaign with an average of 10 tackles per match and is the third highest in the entire tournament with 58.

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Willem Alberts made his starting capped debut for the Springboks against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth on 10 August 2011 in the number 7 jersey.

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Willem Alberts showed his grunt with 13 tackles and bruised his way into Peter de Villiers' World Cup plans.

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Willem Alberts has a good future after South Africa won the series against England in which Willem Alberts was a big performer.

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Willem Alberts was one of the seven-year-old children selected in 1992 to appear in 7 Up in South Africa, the South African version of the Up series.

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Willem Alberts has appeared in the documentary every 7 years since then, and has covered aspects of his life including his early life on a farm, the death of his father in a car accident and his family's subsequent move to the city.

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