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Former Bok joins Bulls workers

The Vodacom Bulls had been delighted to announce {that a} former Springbok and Stormers star has signed a long-term teaching take care of the Pretoria outfit from subsequent season.

The Bulls on Thursday confirmed that 29-Check lock and ex-Kobe Steelers coach, Andries Bekker, has joined The Herd as assistant coach till June 2026.

He loved a profitable time as a participant, in a profession that spanned 14 years, the bulk spent within the Cape with the Stormers earlier than transferring to Japan to hitch the Steelers.

Bekker, who made his Check debut in 2008 earlier than retiring from skilled rugby 10 years later, will hyperlink up with the Bulls from Monday for pre-season. He’ll primarily take care of the forwards and breakdown.

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Bulls CEO Edgar Rathbone welcomed Bekker to Loftus Versfeld, including: “We’re excited to have Andries be part of our teaching group, an skilled ex-player with some nice rugby IP, particularly within the lineouts, which we’ll look to faucet into.

“He understands South African rugby and in addition brings acute consideration to element from his time working in Japan underneath Wayne Smith.

“We’re making some modifications to our teaching division, seeking to convey reinforcements forward of the brand new season. Our need is to repeatedly encompass our gamers with high-quality coaches and mentors who can problem them to be at their finest,”

“I’m assured that he’s going to seek out our surroundings an important match for him and equally, our gamers will take pleasure in being underneath his steering on the entrance,”

“We look ahead to welcoming him and his household to Loftus and I’m certain he’ll take pleasure in his time with our Bulls household.”

Picture: Carl Fourie/Gallo Photos

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