Josh Bekhuis rugby player
Josh Bekhuis rugby player

Josh Bekhuis

26th Apr 1986 2.02m/117kg No 5 Lock

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.

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.

2015 saw Bekhuis move to Auckland Blues for a year long contract before announcing his move to French club Lyon at the end of the 2016 season after 7 years of Super Rugby.

Bekhuis was a permanent fixture in the Lyon engine room for the 2016/17 season, making 23 appearances in the TOP14 and an added two further games in the Challenge Cup.

(August 2017)


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2006 - present
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