Logan Basson

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Logan Basson
Full name Logan Andrew Basson
Date of birth (1989-03-09) 9 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth King William's Town, South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
School Dale College
University Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Notable relative(s) Bjorn Basson (brother),
Cody Basson (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full-back / Winger / Fly-half
Current team Boland Cavaliers
Youth Career
2005–2007 Border Bulldogs
2008 Sharks
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 NMMU Madibaz 7 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 Griquas 11 (29)
2010 Border Bulldogs 10 (87)
2011 SWD Eagles 2 (0)
2012 Border Bulldogs 9 (23)
2013 Griquas 1 (0)
2014 Free State XV 3 (5)
2014 Griquas 0 (0)
2015–2016 Border Bulldogs 19 (94)
2016–present Boland Cavaliers 3 (0)
Correct as of 9 October 2016

Logan Andrew Basson (born 9 March 1989 in King William's Town) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Boland Cavaliers.[1] He is a utility back that can play as a full-back, winger or fly-half.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

As a student at Dale College, he played for the Border Bulldogs at underage level, representing them at the 2005 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, as well as the 2007 Under-18 Craven Week.

He joined the Sharks Academy in 2008 and played for their U-19 team in the 2008 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition.

Griquas[edit]

His first class debut came for Griquas in the 2010 Vodacom Cup. He started three matches for them in the fly-half position towards the end of that competition, scoring eleven points in his debut match against the Leopards,[2] eight points a week later against the Falcons[3] and also played in their narrow 28–24 Quarter Final defeat against former team the Sharks XV.[4]

After a loan spell at the Border Bulldogs (see below), he made seven more appearances for the Griquas during the 2011 Vodacom Cup competition, scoring two tries.

Border Bulldogs (loan)[edit]

He joined the Border Bulldogs on loan[5] for the 2010 Currie Cup First Division season,[6] making ten appearances (including one in a pre-season compulsory friendly match against the Free State Cheetahs) and scoring 87 points, ending fourth in the scoring charts.[7]

SWD Eagles[edit]

He joined George-based side the SWD Eagles on loan for the 2011 Currie Cup First Division season,[8] making two appearances.

Border Bulldogs[edit]

He joined the Border Bulldogs once again in 2012,[9] scoring 23 points in six matches during the 2012 Vodacom Cup and making three starts for them during the 2012 Currie Cup First Division.

NMMU Madibaz[edit]

In 2013, he made seven appearances for Varsity Cup side NMMU Madibaz, helping them to their first semi-final appearance in the competition. However, he missed a crucial penalty in injury time and they lost the match 16–15.[10]

Griquas[edit]

He linked up with former team Griquas again during the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season, being included on the bench for their final match of the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season against the Golden Lions.[11]

Free State Cheetahs[edit]

In 2014, he was included in the Free State XV side that participated in the 2014 Vodacom Cup.[12]

Border Bulldogs (2015)[edit]

He had yet another spell at the Border Bulldogs in 2015, being included in their squad for the 2015 Vodacom Cup.[13]

Personal[edit]

He is the younger brother of Springbok rugby player Bjorn Basson.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Logan Basson". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griquas 51-21 Platinum Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 12-60 Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Sharks XV 28-24 Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bulldogs showcase geen nuwe talent vir wedstryd teen bure". Media24. Die Son. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Border : 2010 ABSA Currie Cup First Div". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2010 ABSA Currie Cup First Div". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "SWD leen twee vir stryd teen Grens". Media24. Die Son. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Grens kies 'n ervare span". Media24. Die Son. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Maties hold off brave NMMU". Media24. Sport24. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Griquas team to take on the Lions is named". Rugby15. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Toyota Free State XV : 2014 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Border Bulldogs : 2015 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Border top dogs in try-fest". Supersport. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2013.