Lock Bekker in high demand

2013-01-08 08:25
Andries Bekker (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok and Stormers lock Andries Bekker is reportedly high on the priority list of various overseas clubs.

According to Die Burger's website, the 29-year-old Bekker will be able to pick and choose where he wants to play once his contract with Western Province runs out at the end of 2013.

Whille an extension to his WP contract is not out of the question, his agent, Hilton Houghton, said clubs in the Northern Hemisphere are hot on the heels of the 2.08m giant.

Clubs in France, Ireland and England are after the Bok lock's services, according to Die Burger.

However, Bekker's biggest current priority will be to make a return to the playing field after he missed the Springboks' year-end tour last year due to an injury to his right big toe.

Meanwhile, the Stormers on Monday resumed their preparations for the upcoming Super Rugby competition.

Flank Schalk Burger is raring to go after missing the entire 2012 due to a knee injury. More clarity regarding the availability of wing Bryan Habana (knee), utility forward Rynhardt Elstadt (breastbone), scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage (leg), centre Marcel Brache and hooker Tiaan Liebenberg (both neck injuries) will be known later in the week.

The Stormers start their Super Rugby campaign away to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday, February 22.

They are likely to play two warm-up games against the Cheetahs and Boland, with the dates yet to be confirmed.

Read more on:    stormers  |  springboks  |  super 15  |  andries bekker  |  cape town  |  rugby

Dick Muir chats to Sport24

2014-07-25 15:14


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

We're down to four teams left in contention for the 2014 Super Rugby title. Who will be crowned champions?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.