Bjorn Basson


  • Bjorn Basson
  • Bjorn Basson
Position Wing
Height 1.85
Weight 88kg
Date of Birth 11 February 1987
Place of Birth King William's Town
Provincial Debut  2008 v Border Bulldogs
Provincial Caps 65
Provincial Points  265
Super Rugby Debut 2009 v Cheetahs
Super Rugby Caps


Super Rugby Points 175
Test Debut 5 June 2010 v Wales  Cardiff
Test Caps 11
Test Points 15

Basson made his Test debut for the Springboks off the bench against Wales in Cardiff in June 2010, having previously represented the Emerging Springboks. Later in the year he broke the record for most tries in a Currie Cup season and won Player of the Year despite a mixed performance by his Griquas side - eventually agreeing a deal with the Blue Bulls.

His form won him a recall to the Boks squad for their November tour but after starting their first two Tests, wins over Ireland and Wales.