PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Philippus Albertus
SURNAME van den Berg
HEIGHT 201 cm
WEIGHT 107 Kg
BIRTH DATE 26 January 1974
BIRTH PLACE Hoopstad
MARITIAL STATUS Married
PRIMARY SCHOOL Rustenburg Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Vryburg High School
TERTIARY EDUCATION Vanderbijlpark Technical College
PLAYER WRITE-UP
One of the most athletic tight forwards of the modern game in South Africa, Albert van den Berg played in 51 Tests for the Springboks between 1999 and 2007, which is remarkable considering that a lot of his career overlapped with that of Victor Matfield. When afforded space to run with the ball, Van den Berg showed why he was regarded as one of the fastest of the "big men", earning him the nickname "Giraffe" amongst some sectors of the SA rugby public. After he finished his career in South Africa, Van den Berg moved to Japan where he was still playing club rugby in 2013 at the ripe age of 39.

Position: Lock
Provinces: Griqualand West, KwaZulu-Natal
Springbok number: 684
Test debut: 12 June 1999 vs Italy in Port Elizabeth aged 25
Last test: 24 November 2007 vs Wales in Cardiff aged 33
Total tests: 51
Tour matches: 4
Total Springbok matches: 55
Win ratio: 29-20-2

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Lock
TRIES 36
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 180
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 51
TRIES 4
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 20
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 14 5 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
England 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
France 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 9 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 20
USA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
Sharks Invitational XV Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2009
Sharks British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Sharks MTN test - 2009
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
The Sharks Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2008
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa XV Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2007
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
Springbok XV Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
South Africa Invitational XV Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
South Africa A South Africa A Outgoing Tour - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
Natal Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2004
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Natal Sharks ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
SA 'A' Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2001
South Africa A SA A tour to Europe - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2001
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2001
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2001
South Africa SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
South Africa XV SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2000
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2000
South Africa England to SA - 2000
South Africa Canada to SA - 2000
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2000
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 1999
South Africa Winfield Tri-Nations - 1999
South Africa SA to Wales - 1999
South Africa Italy to SA - 1999
Griqualand West Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
Cats Winfield Super 12 - 1999
Griqualand West Vodacom Cup - 1999
Griqualand West Bankfin Currie Cup - 1998
Nashua Griquas Ireland to SA - 1998
Griqualand West Vodacom Cup - 1998
Griqualand West Bankfin Currie Cup - 1997
Griqualand West U/23 Bankfin U23 - 1996

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