Bekker to clear up Bok availability

2015-06-04 08:55
Andries Bekker (File)

Cape Town - Andries Bekker’s Springbok future appears to be in the hands of his Japanese club, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Tuesday had a one-on-one with the tall lock to gauge his interest in and suitability to returning to green-and-gold duty this year.

Bekker, 31, had made himself unavailable for Springbok selection when he moved to Japan in 2013.

According to Netwerk24, Meyer had a “good conversation” with Bekker, but the player needs to discuss the situation with the Steelers.

Bekker recently indicated that he would like to represent the Boks again.

He played the last of his 29 Tests against the All Blacks in Johannesburg in 2012.

Read more on:    springboks  |  andries bekker  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Friday, 06 September 2019
Japan v South Africa, Kumagaya Athletic Stadium 12:15
Saturday, 21 September 2019
New Zealand v South Africa, Yokohama International Stadium 11:45
Saturday, 28 September 2019
South Africa v Namibia, City of Toyota Stadium 11:45
Friday, 04 October 2019
South Africa v Italy, Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA 11:45
Tuesday, 08 October 2019
South Africa v Canada, NOEVIR Stadium Kobe 12:15
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Did the Springboks' performance against the All Blacks in Wellington change your belief in who will win the Rugby World Cup?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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