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Lions in talks to bring former hero Willem Alberts

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    Posted: 27-Nov-2019 at 2:18pm
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The old guard‚ it would appear‚ keep trickling back.

The Lions on Tuesday confirmed they are in talks to bring one of their former heroes‚ Willem Alberts‚ back to Ellis Park for next season’s Super Rugby campaign.

This follows hot on the heels of them securing the services of Springbok tighthead prop Jannie du Plessis.

Alberts made his name with the Lions between 2005 and 2009 and then moved to the Sharks‚ before going on to Stade Francais in 2015.

He missed much of the following season due to a torn bicep but has played in the French capital since.

However‚ with the recent departure of former Bok coach Heyneke Meyer‚ things are up in the air in Paris.

Alberts‚ now 35‚ is an impactful backrower who played in 43 Tests for the Springboks.

Due to his exaggerated physical dimensions he packs a punch in the collisions‚ whether he has the ball or not.

He earned the nickname ‘the bone collector’ at school for the regularity opponents who crossed his path suffer fractures.

His last Test was in the 20-18 defeat to Italy in Florence in 2016.

Like Du Plessis‚ Alberts could bring huge experience to the Lions.

It will be particularly valuable with Warren Whiteley ruled out of next year’s Super Rugby.
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>>>Alberts‚ now 35

nogal oud vir 'n loosie, dalk wil ons hom op slot gebruik
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Originally posted by Transvaal Transvaal wrote:

>>>Alberts‚ now 35

nogal oud vir 'n loosie, dalk wil ons hom op slot gebruik


Hy sal dalk n goeie nr 4 maak....
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any further news on this or any other signings?
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Nee nog niks weer gehoor nie, maar die Leeus het vanaand mos 'n funksie, so ons sal seker al die nuutste nuus hoor
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Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli confirmed yesterday that the 35-year-old would arrive at the Lions next week.

“He will then undergo medicals. No contracts are signed before a player passes the medical tests,” said Straeuli.

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okay, so hopelik is hy oor sy besering, anders gaan dit nie gebeur nie
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hier is die hele artikel

Bone Collector heading to the Lions

Former Springbok flanker Willem Alberts is set to become a Lions player again next week.

The man they call “The Bone Collector” because of his big tackling is expected back in Joburg sometime next week to undergo medical testing at the Lions. 

Alberts has played for Stade Francais for the last four years and before that he turned out for the Sharks and Lions.

Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli confirmed yesterday that the 35-year-old would arrive at the Lions next week.

“He will then undergo medicals. No contracts are signed before a player passes the medical tests,” said Straeuli.

Alberts, who is comfortable at lock as well as in the back-row, played for the Lions between 2005 and 2009 and then represented the Sharks on 73 occasions before heading to France. He also played 43 Tests for the Boks. The Lions have already signed another former Bok veteran for next season’s Super Rugby campaign, namely tighthead prop Jannie du Plessis, but Straeuli said there were no plans to sign any other big-name players just yet. Some of the other players signed by the Lions - who were Super Rugby runners-up for three seasons between 2016 and 2018 - include Dan Kriel, Roelof Smit and Jamba Ulengo.

Straeuli also confirmed yesterday that rising loose-forward star Hacjivah Dayimani - currently suffering from an ankle injury which has ruled him out of this weekend’s Sevens tournament in Cape Town - would be available for the Lions in the 2020 Super Rugby campaign despite his squad-based role with the Blitzboks at the moment.

Meanwhile, the Lions are currently wrapping up their pre-Christmas training programme, which concludes at the end of next week before the squad go on leave.

Straeuli said all the coaches involved with the Super Rugby team had signed agreements with the Lions Rugby Company and the Lions would announce the specific roles of the coaches in due course.

Experienced captain Warren Whiteley, who has been ruled out of the 2020 Super Rugby campaign because of injury, will also fill a coaching role next year, but it is not yet known what role that will be.

“Warren will play a role and we will announce this in due course,” is all Straeuli said on the matter.

The Lions kick off their 2020 challenge with a trip to Argentina and date with the Jaguares first-up next year.

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>>and the Lions would announce the specific roles of the coaches in due course.

Dis vanaand!
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>>>“Warren will play a role and we will announce this in due course,” is all Straeuli said on the matter.

Dis hopelik ook vanaand!
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Vir Cash so week of of 2 raak gekoop.. My gese as Alberts sy medical pass gaan lions hom teken..hang af van sy medical.. Sou middle van maand plaas gevind.. Ook gese al die unies onderhandel met Frans Steyn.. So seker ma Wie gee hom beste offer. 
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https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/former-bok-days-away-from-signing-deal-with-lions-20191211

Former Bok 'days away' from signing deal with Lions


Former Springbok behemoth Willem Alberts is set to make his return to the Lions next week.

The forward - dubbed the Bone Collector - has come full circle. Alberts made his professional debut for the Lions in 2005 and is reported to be days away from signing a new contract with his former club.

Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli confirmed to The Star that Alberts will arrive in South Africa next week.

"He will then undergo medicals," said the former Springbok coach.

"No contracts are signed before a player passes the medical tests."

The 43-Test veteran last ran out for the Springboks in 2016 and has been plying his trade for Stade Francais in Paris since 2015.

The Lions also signed former Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis to bolster their ranks. He joins the talented Jamba Ulengo, Dan Kriel and Roelof Smit in furthering their careers in Johannesburg.

The Lions have been hard hit by a number of departures and injuries to key players and are looking to fill the voids across the park ahead of the tournament which starts with a trip to Argentina to face the Jaguares for new coach Ivan van Rooyen on Saturday, February 1.

In addition, Hacjivah Dayimani will split his attention between Super Rugby and playing for the Blitzboks, while skipper Warren Whiteley has a long-term injury which has sidelined him from rugby for the foreseeable future.



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Haai Julle, ekt sopas weer onthou ons is ontslae van Nic Groom!!! Ekt skoon vergeet van hom, en net die feit dat hy weg is by ons laat my goed voel oor die komende seisoen.

Wie okal hom geteken het, was so hoog soos die wolke op daardie oomblik. En dat Swys hom actually as ons nr 1 gesien het was bespotlik.
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Originally posted by Transvaal Transvaal wrote:

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/former-bok-days-away-from-signing-deal-with-lions-20191211

Former Bok 'days away' from signing deal with Lions


Former Springbok behemoth Willem Alberts is set to make his return to the Lions next week.

The forward - dubbed the Bone Collector - has come full circle. Alberts made his professional debut for the Lions in 2005 and is reported to be days away from signing a new contract with his former club.

Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli confirmed to The Star that Alberts will arrive in South Africa next week.

"He will then undergo medicals," said the former Springbok coach.

"No contracts are signed before a player passes the medical tests."

The 43-Test veteran last ran out for the Springboks in 2016 and has been plying his trade for Stade Francais in Paris since 2015.

The Lions also signed former Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis to bolster their ranks. He joins the talented Jamba Ulengo, Dan Kriel and Roelof Smit in furthering their careers in Johannesburg.

The Lions have been hard hit by a number of departures and injuries to key players and are looking to fill the voids across the park ahead of the tournament which starts with a trip to Argentina to face the Jaguares for new coach Ivan van Rooyen on Saturday, February 1.

In addition, Hacjivah Dayimani will split his attention between Super Rugby and playing for the Blitzboks, while skipper Warren Whiteley has a long-term injury which has sidelined him from rugby for the foreseeable future.

where are Mahuza and Coetzee? I know Kwagga and Marx have been given a sabbatical to go earn money.
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Sylvian Mahuza - Baie vinnig en goed op die aanval, maar het absoluut geen hart gehad op verdediging nie. Dit is ouens soos hy wat "kleiner" vleuels 'n swak naam gee.

Madosh Tambwe - Hy is 'n groot verlies. Ons het baie in hom "invest", maar sy besluit is regverdig, want vir some rede het hy baie min speeltyd gekry in SR by ons. Gelukkig het ons baie vleuels nog by ons van 'n hoë gehalte.

Ruan Combrinck - Ek sal hom baie mis, maar laas seisoen was 'n shocking ene vir hom, selfs op die baie laer vlak van die SS komp.

Harold Vorster - Het baie spoed verloor agv sy beserings (in my opinie). En was sonder enige selfvertoue die laaste seisoen. 

Lionel Mapoe - Was baie goed vir ons, maar dink hy is amper oor die muur nou (hy is 31). So is goed dat hy gaan in cash oorsee terwyl hy nog kan. (Ek sien hy en Combrinck is albei nou by Stade Francais.)

Nic Groom - Good Riddance!!!!!!

Kwagga Smith - Terwyl ek nooit sy rooi kaart sal vergeet in die final waarna ek afgevlieg het nie (en dit was dit ook 'n swak skop), was hy 'n yster was ons en ek voel 'n groot verlies. Gelukkig het ons ook baie loosies van goeie gehalte wat dit so bietjie sal teen werk.

James Venter - Ons het baie loosies en hy het my nooit regtig beindruk by ons nie (al weet ek baie van die mense op die site rate hom).

Stephan Lewies - Good Riddance!!!!! (Weet ook nie hoekom hulle sy naam hier regtig noem nie, hy was net 'n paar maande by ons en nie eers die volle SR seisoen nie.)

Lourens Erasmus - Sy beroep is amper oor agv al sy beserings en dit is goed dat hy gaan in cash terwyl hy kan. Glo nie hy so baie vir ons kon speel nie agv die beserings.

Malcolm Marx - Groot verlies!

Robbie Coetzee - Ek het baie van Robbie gehou, maar het baie selfvertoue verloor en is geneig om massiwe "brainfarts" te hê elke nou en dan.

Jacobie Adriaanse - Ons het meer as genoeg diepte op stut en terwyl hy nie swak is nie, was hy ook nooit regtig die beste nie.

Warren Whiteley - Massiewe los, alhoewel hy anyway so min gespeel het die laaste seisoen. Gelukkig is hy nog in die unie.

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So all-in-all terwyl 14 klink soos baie spelers om te verloor, glo ek net 2/3 van die ouens is regtig groot losses, veral die hakkers omdat dit ons nou sonder baie ervaring daar los. Die Leeus het 'n paar goeie ouens geteken, met dalk nog om te kom (Alberts en Steyn(dalk)).

Eerlikwaar glo ek dit is eerder 'n goeie ding, want meeste van die name is verby hulle piek of pas glad nie in by die Leeus nie (Groom en Lewies). Dan het ons ook van Joey onstslae geraak!!!!!

Ek is baie optimisties oor die komende seisoen!
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Die ander name wat ook weg is by ons is:

Danie Mienie - Ek weet nie eers of ek hom ooit sien speel het by ons nie.

Robert Kruger - Hy het nooit genoeg speelkans gekry in my opinie nie.

Franco Naude - Dink hy was net 'n leenspeler en ek verstaan nie hoekom ons hom geleen het nie.
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