Bok wing Basson set to return

2012-07-31 16:02

Cape Town - Springbok and Bulls wing Bjorn Basson will return to South Africa on Wednesday following a successful operation in Christchurch.

Basson injured his intestines during the Bulls' 28-13 Super Rugby playoff loss to the Crusaders on 21 July and was kept in hospital there after undergoing an operation to repair the damage.

“Bjorn has recovered well and is on his way back,” Bulls team doctor, Org Strauss, told the Bulls website.

Basson is expected to be out for between six and eight weeks.

Strauss also confirmed that flyhalf Lionel Cronjé is fit again following successful rehabilitation of his pectoral muscle. He will be available for the Blue Bulls in the upcoming Currie Cup, which starts on 10 August.

Johann Sadie (ankle), Jean Cooke (knee), Chiliboy Ralepelle (knee) and Dewald Potgieter (shoulder) are all recovering from their respective injuries and could still be out of action for at least two weeks and hence miss their opening Currie Cup clash against Griquas.

Basson and lock Fudge Mabeta (8-12 weeks, knee) are the only long term casualties.



  • sarge.lepoivre - 2012-07-31 16:17

    First comment

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 16:25

      they dont call me trendsetter tardis for nothing

      mike.barmby - 2012-07-31 18:54

      As a Stormers fan and avid rugby watcher, I must say this young man has a lot of potential to become a really really good flank. He is very agile. His fetching and clearing out at the rucks is impressive. I don't think that he should have moved to Western Province. It's a pity to see what they have done with him down there. He really improved so much under Hineker Mayer and then when he came back to the Western Province squad he seemed to fade into the background again. I know he was part of the World Cup winning squad of 2007 and player of the year in that year but it might be time for him to retire or seek employment elsewhere. He achieved everything he has at the Bulls - all his SupeRugby success and try scoring records - and has been a severe disappointment at the Stormers under Pieter De Villiers. I noticed him crying after the game against the sharks with that other young mixed race chap who plays centre. It was a very sad sight to see my players crying like that. Next year I guess! I really need to analyse my choice of team to support though.

      godfried.kruger.9 - 2012-07-31 19:59

      Mike is jy gerook?

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-31 20:53

      Hey Barmby. Why stereotype Stormer supporters as clueless? It is not their fault that they are slumming it in Clifton while you are leading the high life in Hatfield. Tshwane is certainly not the capital of brain, but perhaps the capital of brawn, as in brawndewyn and coke. So you are missing the declicious irony of your angle here. May your pointless presence on this blog go unnoticed and die a natural death. hehehehe...

      dave.short.102 - 2012-08-01 12:16

      @mike van wie praat jy tjom?

  • blou.johnny - 2012-07-31 16:25

    ...Bulls = Super-champs X3....\r\n....Stormers = Super-Chokers X11.....\r\n......Go Sharks..!!

  • john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 16:28

    why don't he stay for the final??? Oeps the Bulls are long gone. HAHAHAHAHA

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 16:33

      So for what cup is the Stormers playing again this weekend??? Doesn't really matter does it???

      acdcdclm - 2012-07-31 16:38

      Funny how people still want to compare their teams with the Bulls even if they are not in a final.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 16:39

      Blue he changed his comment as i answer him it's not necessary as they have 3 of those cups already... He seems to forget that...

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 16:46

      I believe that was the Super 14 right? wake up this is the Super 15 and the Bulls=0 Stormers=0 Lions=0 Sharks=0 Cheetahs=0....... Got it now or must I draw a picture?

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 17:02

      John who do you support??? I'm Bulls supporter but come this weekend i will be Shouting for the Sharks... I personally think the Stormers would have won the S15 if they had won the Sharks but it proofed to be wrong as the Stormers can't perform against a side which is on form. Personally i hope the Sharks will win come saturday but i think it's going to be an big ask... If they win please note that there would be two teams with bragging rights... The Bulls and The Sharks... But for now there is only one team with those rights and that is The BULLS... now do i need to draw a picture for you????

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:02

      Bulls suck agree and we all know it. Hougaard is over rated , Steyn is still on his honeymoon, Wynand still brushing his hair and I think that is your team. Did I miss someone interesting or good?

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:06

      So Australia can also brag because they won the Worldcup in 91 and 99? No that is in the past. If you fat now are you going to tell everyone that you were thin some stage during your life. No, if you fat you fat. If you cant win a cup in 2 years then you cant brag about the 3 you won 2 years back. Must I brag about all the Cups the Western Province have won?

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 17:12

      only South Africa,Australia and NZ has won the world cup twice... F'et...u are slow.... Which gave them bragging rights...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 17:14

      Sure John brag about the Currie-cups as much as you want.. Feel free... Then i will pull a John on myself and ask how many of those cups was won with only 2 or 3 teams playing a season....

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:15

      So Australia can still brag even if they won it 13 years ago?

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:17

      doesn't matter, not my problem Pretoria wasn't on the map.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 17:19

      Ok So Mohamed Ali achieved F-all in his life... It's to long ago he can't brag...

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:23

      Your mother enjoyed giving birth to you. She still bragging about it??

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 17:25

      Yes John ...bring my mother into this please... You are a real man... Lame... Enjoy your day Boet...

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:27

      Almost night thanks I will.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 17:39

      its pretty obvs john maree is a stormers supporter but the saddest thing is his name is maree. john if the only thing that counts is today, then nothing really matters. the sharks or the chiefs will win the super trophy and then they are allowed to brag for that day, going by your logic. cos by sunday, saturday was in the past and they cant brag about past glories. and comparing everything to the bulls is probably the most flattering thing any of you idiots do. new zealand cannot brag because they won the world cup last year. the new benchmark for stupidity is you. but tomorrow you wont be able to brag about that, so you will have to say something more imbecilic

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:39

      and you just another old Lion supporter!

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:43

      and its pretty obs that you are a Bull fan because you always comment first, dont have a job, sit at home, go to loftus and get beaten by the Stormers and the hate then for the rest of your life because you used your mothers money to buy the tickets.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 17:49

      john maree, got it in one! have u been reading my mail?

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:53

      Tom Turdhead, Nice chatting but now I need to go and you need to look for a job and a better girl.

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-31 22:44 Super-cups... Currie-cups... ....11 years... ....and counting....

  • Pietskiet - 2012-07-31 16:48

    Clown sakie why do you remove your comments? Maybe you just a sad person and see how insult it was by the way Basson is the leading try score in super 15 this year. Basson get well soon!:-)

      Pietskiet - 2012-07-31 16:50

      clown sakie this is not insult to you. You just so funny with your comments and can!t stand by it

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 16:59

      At least the Bulls are leading something. hahaha

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:09

      Raven, Are you still dreaming about the cups because you are stuck on that subject.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 17:29

      john you seem to not have accomplished anything in your life because the whole concept is a big mystery to you ... just don't grok it do you ?

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:35

      No I don't Grok anything, maybe in PTA they Grok things.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 17:40

      john maree, starting to become a mildly good troll, i will hand him that

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 17:40

      I KNOW you don't

  • john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:13

    Western Province won the cup 32 times. I am bragging now big time. :)

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 17:40

      thats before colour television and the wheel so doesnt count

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-31 17:44

      Hoeveel oor die laaste 10 jaar... Dit is n goeie average... Die bulls het die Currie Cup 4 keep gewen in die laaste 10 jaar en 3 x S14 bekkers... Pretty cool ne... Ek dink die Bulls het better average as die Stormers oor die laaste 10 jaar...

      mike.barmby - 2012-07-31 18:57

      Western Province has in fact won the SupeRugby trophy 32 times. I think the majority of those times was when it was still the old format though. Now with 15 teams and including the New Zealand and Australian based teams, it really changes the dynamics of the whole competition. Back then they used to take boats to go to other countries so I think it was very difficult to stay fit on the boat to play your away games and then must have been very demanding on them for the trip home after playing their away legs.

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-31 22:48

      ...cupless... ...11 years.... ...and counting...

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-31 17:31

    Sport24, julle moet asseblief tog so af en toe sommer net n headline gee soos: Trolls to comment. Dan kan almal iets se wat hulle wil en dan hopenlik, net dalk, sal daar op n artikel soos die kommentaar gelewer word op die artikel self, en nie wie al wat se beker hoeveelkeer gewen het nie!

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:54

      Sies jou vark

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-31 18:29

      Nou se jy my gou, hoekom nou sies?? Al wat ek se is, dit is n artikel oor Basson se welstand, so mens sal goed wou sien soos, Voorspoed Basson, hoop jy word gou beter ens! Maar al wat mens moet lees is hoeveelkeer die Bulls of Stormers of wie ookal n beker gewen het!

  • john.maree.90 - 2012-07-31 17:56

    Nice chatting ladies. Love my Team... don't support the rest.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 18:11

      "Love my Team" ..why ?

  • dave.short.102 - 2012-07-31 18:14

    Dis nogal verbasend om te sien hoeveel mense het niks om te doen nie, sit die hele dag op news 24 en poef praat.

  • andrew.cooks.5 - 2012-07-31 19:03

    Bok my arse!! If he dident have a blue jersy on he would have never been a springbok

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 19:38

      yeah the fact that he's the leading try scorer for the past two SR seasons is not something to get you into the SB team .. heaven knows we want less tries and more missed interceptions that leads the other team to score tries

      andrew.cooks.5 - 2012-07-31 21:30

      Rugby is a team sport Random!!! And if you have to look at individual stats, look at Tackles Made, Most Run Metres, Most Try Assists, Most Line breaks etc. because those stats make your team go to the finals. For a wing to round of a try or two doesn’t make him a good player. Anyways, that was not my point, the point I’m trying to make is that if Bjorn played for the cheetah or the lions he would have never seen the green and gold because of his poor defence and lack of the x factor. His up and down form would be a big factor too. Just saying that there is better wings in SA rugby.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 21:37

      What a pathetic argument, if he played for lions or cheetahs. What a dumbo

      andrew.cooks.5 - 2012-07-31 21:38 top team in S15 - NOT THE BULLS!!!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 22:09

      drew it's called finishing ability and you want that in your wing .. a try or two .. try the most in the competition and to round it off you have to be at the right place at the right time.. it's not as easy as it is to type it out otherwise more ppl would have rounded of 8+ tries in the competition . Really such a stupid argument .. you mentioned defense give us the number then that show he's weak in defense

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 22:11

      and what x-factor is that ?... not scoring tries & missing interceptions and allowing the opposing team to score?

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-31 23:02

      @Drewka, ...check the stats....! ...wakey, wakey...!

      ruan.struwig - 2012-08-01 02:10

      agreed!!! basson over mvovo on the bench??? and then meyer doesnt know why we dont have much impact on the bench...

  • heystek.erasmus - 2012-08-01 09:48

    @john.maree,lol,ja,go back in history,jeez,u need to go way back to find a trophy with WP/Stormers written on it as winners!Oops,sowy,Stormers have not won shyte in their lifetime!but while we go back,let me remind you, least can the Bulls lay claim to a few Super Cups and CC's in the ast decade!!history only favours WP up to 1938,go read /ken's post and get a little history lesson.75-14........

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