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.