Cape Town – Previous Springbok leviathan Willem Alberts is set to make his go back to the Lions next week.
The forward – dubbed the Bone Collector – has actually come cycle. Alberts made his professional debut for the Lions in 2005 and is reported to be days away from signing a brand-new contract with his former club.
Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli verified to
The Star that Alberts will show up in South Africa next week.
” He will then go through medicals,” stated the previous Springbok coach.
” No contracts are signed before a gamer passes the medical tests.”
The 43- Test veteran last ran out for the Springboks in 2016 and has actually been plying his trade for Stade Francais in Paris given that 2015.
The Lions also signed previous Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis to bolster their ranks. He joins the talented Jamba Ulengo, Dan Kriel and Roelof Smit in furthering their professions in Johannesburg.
The Lions have been hard struck by a number of departures and injuries to key gamers and are aiming to fill the voids across the park ahead of the tournament which begins with a journey to Argentina to deal with the Jaguares for new coach Ivan van Rooyen on Saturday, February 1.
Apart from coach Swys de Bruin’s exit, the Lions will also lack Sylvian Mahuza, Madosh Tambwe, Ruan Combrinck, Harold Vorster, Lionel Mapoe, Nic Groom, Kwagga Smith, James Venter, Stephan Lewies, Lourens Erasmus, Malcolm Marx, Robbie Coetzee and Jacobie Adriaanse – among others – in 2020.
In addition, Hacjivah Dayimani will divide his attention in between Super Rugby and betting the Blitzboks, while skipper Warren Whiteley has a long-lasting injury which has sidelined him from rugby for the foreseeable future.