Full name Bjorn Alberic Basson
Born February 11, 1987, King William's Town
Current age 30 years 71 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Cheetahs, Emerging Springboks, Griquas, Stormers, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 191 lb
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|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|
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.