Human wrecking ball Willem Alberts leads a pride of roaring Lions into our Currie Cup Team of the Week, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld.
The Johannesburg side ended a three-year Currie Cup losing streak against the Sharks, downing the Durbanites 27-12 at Ellis Park on Saturday evening to shoot two places up the log into second position.
In the process, the Lions kept the Sharks tryless for the first time in 15 fixtures across all competitions and boast no less than 10 stars in our side. The Sharks, who slipped one place to third, have two representatives in our team.
Saturday’s other scheduled clash between the table-topping Bulls and basement-dwelling Griquas in Kimberley was cancelled due to players and management from the Pretoria outfit testing positive for Covid-19.
Round Four kicked off on Friday night in Nelspruit, where the Cheetahs landed a double blow. Their 35-31 victory was the defending champions’ first in this year’s competition – keeping them in the hunt in fifth place – and dashed the Pumas’ play-off hopes.
Two Free Staters and a passion-fuelled Puma round out our line-up.