News that will no doubt have the Welsh dragons turning into limp butterflies is that firebrand Sharks flank Willem Alberts has recovered from his calf strain and takes up his spot on the Bok bench for Saturdays game against the Welsh.
Alberts will be pulling on the Bok 19 jersey for the first time and one gets the feeling it will not be long before that jersey has a single digit on it, while the number of test caps does the opposite and increases from single to double.
The SARU media release states “Alberts has recovered from a calf strain sustained in the Absa Currie Cup final and replaces Sharks team-mate Keegan Daniel who made his debut from the bench in the 23-21 victory at the Aviva Stadium.
“Willem has had an outstanding season for The Sharks as one of the most effective ball carriers in the South African game,” said Peter de Villiers, Springbok coach.
“He has been nursing the injury since our preliminary training camp before the Absa Currie Cup final and has spent a frustrating couple of weeks watching from the sidelines and is hungry to get back into action.”
We wish Big Vic all the best for his debut and hopes he gets enough time to unleash the type of carnage he has during the Sharks successful Currie Cup campaignTweet