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Bekker IS injured, despite rumours


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 3 Jun 2010 at 18:26
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Springbok lock Andries Bekker has definitely returned home from Cardiff because of injury, despite a potential storm brewing in Cape Town over problems in his personal life.

Bekker returned to Cape Town, from Cardiff, on Wednesday – where he was meant to have been part of the South African starting line-up to play Wales in a one-off Test on Saturday.

Rugby365.com has revealed that a foot injury has definitely forced Bekker home – despite rumours of problems in his personal life surfacing this week, prompting some to suggest that he had returned home to deal with these issues.

However, we can confirm that the Bok team management is aware of Bekker’s personal problems – which are set to be revealed in a weekly magazine later this week – but they regard those rumours as a “private matter” altogether.

The Bok management have decided not to get involved in the player’s personal life and have left it up to him and his family to resolve on their own.

Bekker suffered a foot injury when Bulls lock Danie Rossouw fell on him in the Super 14 Final in Soweto last Saturday, while he also had lower back problems this season.

Further to that, rugby365.com also confirmed that Bekker has played with a serious hand injury for the last month and is now likely to miss the rest of South Africa’s June internationals – at least – which could put him in doubt for the 2010 Tri-Nations.

The 26-year-old lock underwent scans for his foot injury before his departure to Cardiff last Sunday and was fitted with a moon boot, to help reduce swelling on the flight over to the United Kingdom.

However, by Tuesday the swelling and bruising had not subsided and the player was still in substantial discomfort – prompting team management to fly over Bulls captain, and Bok veteran, Victor Matfield as his replacement.

Courtesy or Rugby 365.com editor Jan De Koning.



62 Comments

  • I was all set to go into a rant about incompetent SARU medical staff are after it was announced on Sat that all players were fit and on their way to Wales with Bekker specifically being mentioned.

    Then three or four days later suddenly he is injured and going home????????

    So.

    Are Saru medial staff incompetent?
    Or is he returning home for personal reasons?

    Considering that one of the best in the business, our very own Sharks Doctor, Dr. Craig Roberts is at the head of that medical team. I would back option two. :sad:

    No player deserves to have his sporting career affected by personal problems.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.06.10 18:31:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Sorry to hear about a injury its always bad news :cry: but my hopes are still with the boks make us proud :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.06.10 19:05:08 by chaz Reply
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  • Bekker with a sore back is like a giraffe with a sore neck or a duisendpoot with sore feet.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.06.10 22:38:25 by MysticShark Reply
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  • What rumours?… think I’m going to put my pride in my pocket and phone Petoors tomorrow to hear how his fitness test is going…

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.06.10 23:29:49 by SandTiger Reply

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  • @SandTiger (Comment 4) : hey – if you have his number, why not? :)

    BTW, it seems as if Andries Bekker has been caught “playing an away game”

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.06.10 11:09:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :shock:

    :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.06.10 11:16:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : You Magazine, the pinnacle of investigative journalism :|

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.06.10 11:16:30 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Suppose y’all read what John Smit had to say in his book about You Magazine when they threatened to gatecrash his wedding, ‘whether he liked it or not’. Sound like a charming bunch…

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.06.10 11:18:52 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 7) : well, if the lad is silly enough to go around kissing people he’s not married to, nogal in public, then he should expect to get nailed.

    Idiot.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.06.10 11:19:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    Do you have a link??

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.06.10 11:28:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : http://www.you.co.za

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.06.10 11:32:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) :

    Was it him on the train wpw ! :shock:

    Gee that CUP looks good !

    …..you won’t see many Kiwi’s with one of those ! ;-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.06.10 11:34:05 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : don’t you (oops your wife) read you mag :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.06.10 11:49:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:
    i see you’re now competition – so you must be picked on … :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.06.10 11:51:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 13) :

    My wife does!! :roll:

    (I was reading one of hers last night) :???: :oops:

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.06.10 12:18:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) :

    Is that why you’re always picking on me?? :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.06.10 12:20:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    ‘Aletta CombatWombat Strydom’ :mrgreen: :shock:

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.06.10 12:22:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : so you should be well versed in what’s happening on a social scene ;-)

    @wpw (Comment 16) : but you have no cup (maybe Rob can organise a weber icon for you :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.06.10 12:28:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 18) :

    Yeah I do.

    Did you know Francois Hougaard dated Mark Fish’s ex wife?? :mrgreen:

    Louis Fish :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.06.10 12:39:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : what was her maiden name? She’s the chick that was involved with James Small before he dumped her for Christina Storm…

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.06.10 12:45:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : was also involved briefly with Arno Carstens… spotting a pattern here?

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.06.10 12:45:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    Yeah I know.

    Not sure but I noticed she hosts a show on Kyknet!! :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.06.10 12:48:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.06.10 12:48:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : Loui Visser

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.06.10 12:48:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : you kidding …. i thought she left Mark after discovering that church was her true calling and joined nuns in a secluded convent deep in Himalayas. I didn’t even know she was back in the country :shock:

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.06.10 12:49:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : grewpeeeeee

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.06.10 12:50:13 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : she dated Christian Stewart as well…

    can you say “trophy hunter”?

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.06.10 12:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : was that little chat serious :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.06.10 12:50:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 28) : with real people’s names

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.06.10 12:51:07 by rekinek Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 7) :

    THAt is what i thought last night when I posted this but could find nothing on the You magazines website. Have they just released a new issue?

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.06.10 12:51:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : dude – are you sure about that? She must be about 15 years older than Hougaard…

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.06.10 12:51:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 26) :

    Apparently Hougaard is also klaar wiff her!! :???: :?:

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.06.10 12:52:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : COUGARRRRRRRRRR

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.06.10 12:53:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 28) :

    She does yes. Host a show!

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.06.10 12:54:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    There were a few pics of the them together!! ;-)

    Maybe our left wing friend is hung like a …. :shock:

    And this happened soon after she split from Feeesh!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.06.10 12:56:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 34) : I don’t know any of these people (obviously must brush up on my you reading) . I thought you and Rob were just making fun and not openly gossiping on a rugby website :roll: shall I add like a true You readers :twisted:

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.06.10 12:58:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • Okay so nobody else has posted it here.

    I Will.

    From You magazine

    Andries Bekker was one of the stars of this year’s Super 14 rugby, the Stormers’ magical lock, at 26 a national hero of the game and known as a gentle giant, a true friend and well-mannered man.

    At home he was a loving stalwart to wife Pioni (26), his teenage sweetheart whom he married two years ago. Their lives were a never-ending fairytale . . . then the bombshell.

    A rugby supporter recognised Andries immediately when he stopped his red Chevrolet Camaro at a park in Plattekloof, in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. A blue Corsa stopped behind him. He got out. A petite brunette in boots and a short skirt got out of the Corsa and fell into his arms.

    The woman witnessing this was frozen in disbelief. Surely not him, her hero. But her eyes hadn’t deceived her. The next day the same scene played out, once again in front of her house.

    When she couldn’t stand it any more the woman called YOU to witness what was going on.

    The woman in the short skirt has been identified as Alet Strydom (23) of Plattekloof, a fourth-year design student at the Cape University of Technology.

    On Facebook Alet calls herself Aletta CombatWombat Strydom, and her favourite quote, she says, is by American punk group Shai Hulud: “Nothing that breathes is above betrayal.”

    A classmate says Alet was heard bragging loudly in a class of 40 students about her friendship with the Springbok lock.

    When Alet heard about the pictures her response was simply, “That’s weird but I’d rather not say anything.”

    Andries and Alet met at the beginning of the year but his wife didn’t at that stage have a reason to suspect anything.

    The news has come as a shock to their friends and close-knit families – Pioni’s parents and his – and left them devastated.

    His dad, former Springbok lock Hennie Bekker (57), is annoyed with his son and sad.

    Pioni’s mom, who wants to be known just as Louise, says a spaceship landing in her garden would have been less of a surprise.

    Andries doesn’t intend looking for excuses, Hennie says. “I love my wife very, very much,” he told his dad. “I’m genuinely sorry. It’s the first time ever and I was stupid.

    Although things are tough for Pioni at the moment the couple will talk matters over when Andries returns home. Pioni eventually told us she’ll stand by her man because anyone can make a mistake.

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.06.10 12:58:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I am all for a player having his right to privacy during family troubles and illnesses etc. but my support of that right ends when that player brings heartache upon himself.

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.06.10 13:00:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Andries Bekker was one of the stars of this year’s Super 14 rugby, the Stormers’ magical lock, at 26 a national hero of the game and known as a gentle giant, a true friend and well-mannered man.

    Our old friend Methos would beg to differ.STRONGLY!

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.06.10 13:02:14 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) :
    Come on Oubaas – we all screw up, just to varying degrees.

    Yes he was wrong, but ffs, give him the space to pick up the pieces.

    No problem with you publishing this though.

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.06.10 13:25:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 39) : oh? I must have missed that story…

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.06.10 13:34:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : Ag its just the gentle giant thing is a farce, the story goes that he an extremely arrogant punk off the field and that he never really treated his “sweetheart” properly before they were married.

    Not facts, just what I heard a while back.

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.06.10 13:45:30 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 42) : it’s no game for sissies :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.06.10 13:48:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 42) : Verrry interesting – confirms what my female instinct has warned me about – have never and will never like him, just something about him has always irritated the blazes out of me :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.06.10 15:28:05 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

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  • @diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) (Comment 44) :
    Sweet mother of…

    Are you a woman??? :shock:

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.06.10 15:33:15 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) (Comment 44) :

    So your real name isn’t Alet and this isn’t a conspiracy to keep him out of the Bok squad just so Victor can get another cap? :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.06.10 15:33:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 45) :

    Didn’t you know? HOW ELSE would a Bulls fan have an intelligent conversation with us? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.06.10 15:34:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 45) : Yep, at least last time I looked ;-)
    @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : :evil: Nah, Victor Victorious needs a wee bit of R&R, imo ;-)
    @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : :x :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.06.10 15:40:48 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

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  • @diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) (Comment 48) :

    So MANY different emotions in one post. Anyone who wasn’t sure you are a woman must be 100% certain now. :razz:

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.06.10 15:43:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : I may not post often, but I am “colourful” when I do! :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.06.10 15:48:30 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) :

    hahahahaha :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.06.10 15:54:29 by wpw Reply
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  • Man alive, I would never have guessed.

    Not that you are not feminine (I just put that down to a Camp David vibe), but the name is rather masculine.

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.06.10 16:17:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • nog een?

    Shucks, do we actually have any blokes here at all?

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.06.10 16:17:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 51) :
    What about you?

    I’m pretty sure you are an overweight housewife.

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.06.10 16:21:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 54) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.06.10 17:00:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 52) : A rose by any other name…. :?: Chose the name ’cause I admire the cars, and “Fierce Bull” seemed like an apt nick for a very fierce Bull :mrgreen: I do, however, rather choose to ignore the “other” meaning of my nick :evil:

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.06.10 07:09:28 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : don’t tell me you and the others never knew Diablo is a very pretty women oh my the women in the SW are going to take over very soon :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.06.10 07:30:03 by chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : how many are we if i may ask :oops: in SW women now please :smile:

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.06.10 07:42:00 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 57) : We’ll sommer rename the site to Chicksworld :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.06.10 07:43:12 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

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  • @diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) (Comment 59) : :roll: you want ROB to band us out just out :???: now way its better as SW :mrgreen: much more fun shame we can’t leave our friendly guys all alone :sad: ;-)

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.06.10 08:07:26 by chaz Reply

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  • Chaz – at least half of the regular commentators are women!

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.06.10 08:40:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : thats great go girls go :mrgreen:

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