Having first represented his province at the U16 Grant Khomo Week, Martin Bezuidenhout showed his pedigree by not only turning out for the Leopards at the U18 Craven Week of 2007, but also earning selection for the South African Schools Academy team as well. Enrolling at the University of Johannesburg, the mobile front ranker was a standout performer in the U21 Currie Cup for the Golden Lions, so much so that senior coaches provided Martin with a professional debut at just 19 years of age. A first Super Rugby appearance followed just a few months later, before making the number two jersey his own in the Currie Cup.
A short stint at the Stormers saw Bezuidenhout establish himself as a player of Super Rugby pedigree, before deciding to move to Kimberley and join the ambitious Griquas. Martin thrived on the hard surfaces of the Currie Cup and his mobility and ability to bump off would-be defenders was a feature of the tournament. So impressive was the burly front ranker that the Southern Kings once again called upon his experience in two consecutive Super Rugby campaigns. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Bezuidenhout signed with CS Bourgoin-Jallieu ahead of the 2017/18 season, entrenching himself as a superbly dependable lineout thrower and dominant presence at close quarters.
DOB: 21 August 1989
Current Team: Bourgoin
2017 - 2021
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu (Nationale, Fédérale 1)
2016 - 2017
Southern Kings (Super Rugby), Eastern Province (Currie Cup)
2014 - 2015
Griquas (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup)
2012 - 2013
Stormers (Super Rugby), Golden Lions (Currie Cup)
2010 - 2012
Lions (Super Rugby), Golden Lions (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup)