Andries Bekker
Full names: Andries
Date of birth: 5 Dec 1983
Place of birth: Goodwood
School: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Springbok no: 795
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 2.08m, 120kg
Current age: 40

Test summary: Tests: 29 Tries: 1
First Test: 7 Jun 2008 Age:24 Lock against Wales at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Last Test: 6 Oct 2012 Age:28 Lock against New Zealand at National Stadium, Johannesburg
Test history:
07 Jun 200824LockWalesWin: 43-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
14 Jun 200824ReserveWalesWin: 37-21 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
21 Jun 200824ReserveItalyWin: 26-0 Newlands, Cape TownWP
05 Jul 200824ReserveNew ZealandLose: 8-19 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
12 Jul 200824ReserveNew ZealandWin: 30-28 Carisbrook, DunedinWP
19 Jul 200824ReserveAustraliaLose: 9-16 Subiaco Oval, PerthWP
09 Aug 200824ReserveArgentinaWin: 63-9 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
16 Aug 200824LockNew ZealandLose: 0-19 Newlands, Cape TownWP
23 Aug 200824LockAustraliaLose: 15-27 Kingspark, DurbanWP
30 Aug 200824LockAustraliaWin: 53-81 tryEllispark, JohannesburgWP
08 Nov 200824ReserveWalesWin: 20-15 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
15 Nov 200824ReserveScotlandWin: 14-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghWP
22 Nov 200824ReserveEnglandWin: 42-6 Twickenham, LondonWP
20 Jun 200925ReserveBritainWin: 26-21 Kingspark, DurbanWP
27 Jun 200925ReserveBritainWin: 28-25 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
01 Aug 200925ReserveNew ZealandWin: 31-19 Kingspark, DurbanWP
08 Aug 200925ReserveAustraliaWin: 29-17 Newlands, Cape TownWP
29 Aug 200925ReserveAustraliaWin: 32-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthWP
13 Nov 200925ReserveFranceLose: 13-20 Stade Municipal, ToulouseWP
21 Nov 200925LockItalyWin: 32-10 Stadio Friuli, UdineWP
28 Nov 200925LockIrelandLose: 10-15 Croke Park, DublinWP
26 Jun 201026LockItalyWin: 55-11 Basil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonWP
10 Jul 201026ReserveNew ZealandLose: 12-32 Eden Park, AucklandWP
17 Jul 201026ReserveNew ZealandLose: 17-31 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
18 Aug 201228LockArgentinaWin: 27-6 Newlands, Cape TownWP
25 Aug 201228LockArgentinaDraw: 16-16 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, MendozaWP
15 Sep 201228ReserveNew ZealandLose: 11-21 Forsyth Barr Stadium, DunedinWP
29 Sep 201228LockAustraliaWin: 31-8 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
06 Oct 201228LockNew ZealandLose: 16-32 National Stadium, JohannesburgWP

Andries Bekker :

Dries Bekker is a South African lock who plays for the Stormers in Super 14 rugby and he made his Test debut in 2008 against Wales in a 43-17 victory in Bloemfontein.

His 6ft10 frame helps him charge forward with the ball in hand and his performances have seen him featuring regularly as a replacement for the Springboks since his debut.

He came on as a replacement in the first two Tests against the British & Irish Lions in 2009 as the Springboks won the series. He is also the son of Hennie, who played two Tests for South Africa in 1981.