It does not happen that often, but on Friday night the three most incisive line-breaks in the Absa Currie Cup between the Vodacom Blue Bulls and GWK Griquas came from one player. To top this, this player was a hooker and not an outside back and those great runs by Willie Wepener has earned him Player of the Week status.
Those metres came courtesy of running great lines, but Wepener also excelled in other areas of the field. His aggressive play in the loose was complimented by good work in the line-outs and scrums and some bone crunching tackles against his former teammates.
Wepener suffered some misfortune earlier in the season when a virus attacked his facial nerves, but he has now recovered and it clearly enjoying his time back on the field.
Physical: 1.80 & 112kg
DOB: 2 April 1981, Newcastle
Primary School: Drakensberg Primary
Secondary: Newcastle High, Helpmekaar College