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Bjorn Basson
South Africa
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Full name Bjorn Alberic Basson
Born February 11, 1987, King William's Town
Current age 27 years 319 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Cheetahs, Emerging Springboks, Griquas, South Africa
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 191 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2013 11 9 2 15 3 0 0 0 9 2 0 81.81
The Rugby Championship 2011-2013 4 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v South Africa at Millennium Stadium, Jun 5, 2010 match details
Last Test Argentina v South Africa at Mendoza, Aug 24, 2013 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
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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, he was sent home, along with hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle, for testing positive for a banned substance. Both players were immediately suspended from all rugby pending further investigation, but later cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Jul 5, 2014
Schalk Burger and Bjorn Basson jump and miss
Schalk Burger and Bjorn Basson jump and miss
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Aug 24, 2013
Bjorn Basson goes over for South Africa
Bjorn Basson goes over for South Africa
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Aug 24, 2013
South Africa celebrate Bjorn Basson's try
South Africa celebrate Bjorn Basson's try
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Jun 22, 2013
A Zulu dancer performs at Loftus Versfeld
A Zulu dancer performs at Loftus Versfeld
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