Jacques Alberts

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Jacques Alberts
Full name Gert Dirk Jacobus Alberts
Date of birth (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb; 236 lb)
School Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Falcons
Youth Career
2009 Golden Lions
2010–2011 Falcons
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–present Falcons 90 (20)
Correct as of 27 October 2018

Gert Dirk Jacobus Alberts (born 17 January 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Falcons.[1] His regular playing position is lock.

Career

Youth

He was included in the Golden Lions squad for the 2009 Academy Week squad, but then made the short move to East Rand-based side Falcons, where he represented the Falcons U19 side during the 2010 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition and the Falcons U21 side in the 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championship.

Falcons

His made his senior debut as a 20-year-old when he started in the Falcons' 2011 Vodacom Cup match against Western Province,[2] his only appearance of the season. After further involvement with the Under-21 side during the latter half of 2011, he returned to the first team for the 2012 Vodacom Cup competition, making five appearances. He also got his opportunity to play Currie Cup rugby, making his debut in that competition in the match against the Griffons.[3] His first try in Falcons colours came during his sixth substitute appearance of the season against the Border Bulldogs[4] and earned him his first Currie Cup start in their next match against the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth.[5]

He started all seven of the Falcons' matches during the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition and was part of the matchday squad for 12 of their 14 matches during the 2013 Currie Cup First Division season, making three starts and coming off the bench on six occasions.

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jacques Alberts". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 14-86 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 27-37 Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 38-36 Border Bulldogs". South African Rugby Union. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 45-24 Valke". South African Rugby Union. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
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