Andries Bekker (born 5 December 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the Springbok rugby team as well as Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League. Bekker made his South African debut in 2008 against Wales in a 43–17 victory in Bloemfontein. At 6'11" he is one of the tallest international rugby players, but he only made the Springbok side regularly after the retirement of locks Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield. He is the son of former Springbok International Hennie Bekker who was also a lock.

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  • Andries (Dries) Bekker, né le 5 décembre 1983 à Goodwood (Afrique du Sud), est un joueur de rugby à XV sud-africain qui joue avec l'équipe d'Afrique du Sud. Il évolue au poste de deuxième ligne. (fr)
  • Andries Bekker (born 5 December 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the Springbok rugby team as well as Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League. Bekker made his South African debut in 2008 against Wales in a 43–17 victory in Bloemfontein. At 6'11" he is one of the tallest international rugby players, but he only made the Springbok side regularly after the retirement of locks Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield. He is the son of former Springbok International Hennie Bekker who was also a lock. Holding the record for being the tallest Springbok in history, Andries Bekker was an imposing figure in the DHL Stormers lineout. Despite his large physique, he is blessed with mobility and pace; aspects which have seen him become an integral part of the current Springbok squad. His experience and all-round ability was to be crucial to the success of a relatively young pack in 2010. Bekker was a Vodacom Super 14 Rugby Player of the Year nominee in 2008. In 2013 Bekker agreed to a move to Japanese club Kobelco Steelers. (en)
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  • Andries (Dries) Bekker, né le 5 décembre 1983 à Goodwood (Afrique du Sud), est un joueur de rugby à XV sud-africain qui joue avec l'équipe d'Afrique du Sud. Il évolue au poste de deuxième ligne. (fr)
  • Andries Bekker (born 5 December 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the Springbok rugby team as well as Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League. Bekker made his South African debut in 2008 against Wales in a 43–17 victory in Bloemfontein. At 6'11" he is one of the tallest international rugby players, but he only made the Springbok side regularly after the retirement of locks Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield. He is the son of former Springbok International Hennie Bekker who was also a lock. (en)
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