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Basson smashes record


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 11 Oct 2010 at 10:16
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Bjorn Basson scored two tries playing for Griquas against the Blue Bulls on Saturday, to take his season’s Currie Cup tally to 21, a new South African record.

The previous record holders were Carel du Plessis and Colin Lloyd.
Du Plessis, like Basson a left wing, set his record in 1989. Lloyd, also a left wing, equalled the record in 2006.

In 1989 Du Plessis, the ‘Prince of Wings’ – as he was known, was 29 and captaining Western Province. He played 16 Currie Cup matches that year as Western Province drew with Northern Transvaal in the Currie Cup Final.

Lloyd, originally from the Strand, made his Currie Cup debut playing for Griquas before moving to the Leopards. He was 25 in 2006 and equalled the record in 11 Currie Cup matches

Basson is 23 and has set the record in 14 Currie Cup matches.
The most tries in a season of first-class matches (35) were scored by Pieter Hendriks in 1992.



19 Comments

  • Impressive. :cool:

    Would like to see a detailed breakdown of both Basson & Du Plessis’ tries.

    Lloyd doesn’t count he was in the ‘B’ section. :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.10.10 10:20:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • Respect Bjorn. Nice work China, continue your try scoring feats for the Bulls, but not against the Sharks please.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.10.10 10:20:27 by Sportbilly(Oubaas2009) Reply
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  • Major achievement. So where to next for Basson? Is he everything we need to be a bok.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.10.10 10:21:03 by rugbypedia Reply
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  • Rugby Sevens: RSA 29 – 0 TONGA

    Hope the scoreboard stays up. :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.10.10 10:24:07 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) :

    Is that a fnal score?

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.10.10 10:29:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Yip.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.10.10 10:29:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Also beat India 59-0.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.10.10 10:30:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) :

    We should get a thread up for the Sevens guys. Just to show some sort of support. I hope they can go forth and win the Gold!

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.10.10 10:33:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : Playing Wales in about 3 hours time.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.10.10 10:35:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hoping and praying the Bulls break him :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.10.10 10:36:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I like the look of Basson, but thinks his defence lacks a bit.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.10.10 10:36:41 by LPsoldier ZA Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) :

    Do you know which site gives updates?

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.10.10 10:36:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) : No idea. CWG site only gives results.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.10.10 10:40:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • @LPsoldier ZA (Comment 11) : hey hey! Nice to see you here

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.10.10 10:48:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Congrats to Basson!

    He should be a shoe in for EOY tour?

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.10.10 11:04:45 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Good player this and big up for breaking the record. Damn shame though that he is heading to Bull country …

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.10.10 11:07:25 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 16) :

    +1 :???:

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.10.10 11:18:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 17) :

    Feeling of deja vu …

    What I don’t understand while the Lion man with the check book was out chasing JPP why did they not put a offer in for the lad..

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.10.10 11:32:10 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Maybe we should BUY Basson :oops: one good player :smile:

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.10.10 21:18:37 by chaz Reply

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