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Josh Bekhuis

Josh Bekhuis
Full name Joshua James George Bekhuis
Date of birth (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986
Place of birth Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
School Southland Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Southland 105 (55) 11t
correct as of 20 October 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–14
2015–
Highlanders
Blues
82 (10) 2t
correct as of 21 July 2014.

Joshua Bekhuis (born 26 April 1986) is a professional rugby union player who plays at lock for the Blues in the Super Rugby competition and provincially for Southland in the ITM Cup.

Playing career

Provincial Rugby

Bekhuis began his career with Southland in 2006 after a successful time with the Southland Boys' High School First XV. After making two starts in his debut season, he emerged as a regular starter during the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup.

He followed up his debut Super Rugby season with an exceptional 2009 Air New Zealand Cup, during which he made 14 starts and scored 4 tries, and was a key figure in Southland's Ranfurly Shield triumph over Canterbury.

Super Rugby

Bekhuis' reliable performances for Southland saw him earning a Super Rugby contract with the Highlanders for the 2009 season. He had a fine first campaign, appearing in every game and making 8 starts. He would further build on that during the 2010 Super 14 season, starting every match for the Highlanders.

During the 2011 Super Rugby season, Bekhuis appeared in every match for the Highlanders for the third season in a row, bringing his consecutive games streak to 42.

Bekhuis signed with the Blues for the 2015/16 Super rugby seasons.

External links

  • Rugby Southland Profile
  • Highlanders Profile
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