Bjorn Basson

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Position Wing
Height 1.85
Weight 87kg
Date of Birth 11 February 1987
Place of Birth King William's Town
Provincial Debut  2008 v Border Bulldogs
Provincial Caps 63
Provincial Points  260
Super Rugby Debut 2009 v Cheetahs
Super Rugby Caps

71

Super Rugby Points 145
Test Debut 5 June 2010 v Wales in 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.