Bjorn Basson commits to Bulls for the next three Super Rugby seasons

29 Nov 2013
Bjorn Basson commits to Bulls for the next three Super Rugby seasons

Bulls winger Bjorn Basson has signed a contract extension with the Pretoria-based franchise, committing him until at least the end of 2016.

Basson joined the club in 2011 after several years with the Cheetahs and head coach Frans Ludeke is thrilled to secure the 26-year-old for the next three years.

“There is little debate on Bjorn’s abilities to score tries and his aerial play is second to none, both important elements of our play at the Bulls, so we are very happy for him to sign on,” he said.

“We also lost a number of experienced players after the last Super Rugby competition and as such, is a huge boost to the squad to have a senior player and a Springbok to that, committing himself to the team for the next couple of years.”

Bulls High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg also spoke highly of the re-signing.

“A number of teams were very keen to get Bjorn on their side of the field, but he was determined that he wanted to stay in Pretoria to help the franchise achieving their goals of being the number one team in the competition.

"His attitude and ability will be a massive asset to us in years to come."

Basson managed just one try in 13 Super Rugby appearances last season but led the team in line breaks (13) and average gain (7.74 metres).