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.

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