Alberts’ appetite for destruction

SA Rugby magazine looks at Willem Alberts' greatest hits, in the new issue that goes on sale today.

Alberts is known as ‘The Bone Collector’, a nickname given to him after he’d flattened two opponents during a schools match and forced them to leave the field.

Alberts says the tackles at international level have required more of his skill and unique brand of physicality that gave him the most satisfaction, and reveals which one he enjoyed the most.

We also look at what Alberts achieved in 2013 and how he's sought to take his game to the next level in 2014.

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Also in the new issue:

– Sharks utility back S’bura Sithole is Springbok material, according to Jake White

– Lions scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has proved he belongs in Super Rugby

– After returning from injury, Heinrich Brüssow wasted no time in underlining his standing as one of the world’s pre-eminent openside flanks

Willie le Roux has grown into a player who has the potential to be a big attacking asset for the Springboks

– New director of rugby Gert Smal wants the Stormers to play a more balanced and ultimately less predictable brand of rugby

– Former Cheetahs flyhalf Sias Ebersohn has thrived at the Force

UCT lifted the Varsity Cup for the second time after staging one of rugby’s greatest comebacks

– Veteran scrumhalf Neil de Kock continues to excel for Saracens

– Our latest Saffas in France XV, based on players' performances in April

– Juan Smith is getting back to his best with Toulon

– Why Wales are unlikely to burn the Boks in June

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