Bjorn Basson

Bjorn Basson

 It is almost like being re-introduced with a brother that has been overseas for a while – as it has been such a long time since try-scoring ace Bjorn Basson dotted down for the Vodacom Bulls.

The point’s machine after all holds not only the South African and Absa Currie Cup records for tries in a season, he is also the Vodacom Bulls record holder for tries in a Super Rugby season. For him to experience a try drought was almost unheard off, so his five pointer against The Sharks came as a great relief. It was their 15th match, after all.

“A couple of my tries were cancelled due to TMO recalls and forward passes earlier in the movement, so it was a bit frustrating. I hope me scoring tries at test level will start a new try cycle for me,” Basson said recently, after he scored two tries in three test matches in the Castle Lager Incoming Series.

It was indeed the case and comes at an opportune time for the Bulls


Physical: 1.87m, 82kg

Born: 11.02.1987 King William’s Town

Favourite film: Karate Kid

Favourite food: Lasagne

Provincial points: 245 (49 t)

Provincial debut: 2008 v Border Bulldogs

Super Rugby Caps: 53 (9 Cheetahs)

Super Rugby Points: 130 (26t)

Super Rugby Debut: 2009 v Lions

Test Caps: 9

Test points: 10 (2 tries)

Test debut: 2010 v Wales