Josh Bekhuis

Josh Bekhuis


  • Number: 231
  • Position: Lock
  • Born: 26/04/86
  • Height: 2.00m
  • Weight: 115kg
  • Province: Southland
  • Provincial Debut: 2006 v North Otago
  • Blues Debut: 2015 v Chiefs
  • Blues Caps: 28 (110 SR)

New to the Blues in 2015, Josh brought a wealth of second row experience. He’s been in the Super Rugby game since 2009, starting with 82 caps for his hometown club the Highlanders.

Josh was born and raised in Invercargill, learning the game with Southland Boys’ High School First XV, before starting his tenure with the Southland Stags in 2006, and then moving up to Dunedin to join the Highlanders.

A tall man, Josh is an excellent ball carrier and defends well. At the end of the 2016 Blues season, Josh moved to France to play club rugby for Lyon.