Andries Bekker

5th Dec 1983 2.08m/121kg No 4 Lock

Having played under the shadow of Victor Matfield for so many years the giant 2.07 metre Stormers lock is poised to make his mark at Test level.

An intimidating presence in the line-out, he can also be a dangerous runner in the loose and has remarkable pace and ball-skills which make him threatening when put in space.

Bekker was a Super 14 Rugby Player of the Year nominee in 2008, before agreeing to a move to Japanese club Kobelco Steelers.

He has made 42 appearances for the Japanese side, scoring 70 points as he heads into the new season.

In January 2018 Bekker played his final match for Kobelco Steelers before announcing his retirement.

Bekker Bekker made his debut for the Springboks in 2008 against Wales in Bloemfontein and earned 29 Test caps for the Springboks.

JW January 18


sa South Africa
No 4 Lock
2008 - 2012
stormers Stormers
No 4 Lock
2005 - 2013
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No 4 Lock
2013 - 2018