Lions coach Cash van Rooyen is banking on Willem Alberts to win the physical battle against the unbeaten Stormers at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Lions are desperately in need of some experience and grunt up front and a fit and firing Alberts may just be the tonic they need to fight a Stormers team that is on fire.
The 35-year-old Alberts has been training with his former team since December in an effort to be fit enough to play Super Rugby again and the hope is that he’ll be ready to feature this weekend.
Van Rooyen says: “It would be nice to be able to select him.
“Willem’s got a lot of experience and he’s pretty physical, and we know what’s coming in the Stormers.
“We know all about their pack.”