Basil Short

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Basil Short
Full name Basil Gordon Short
Date of birth (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Vryheid, South Africa
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb; 18 st 8 lb)[1]
School Standerton High School, Standerton
University University of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Youth Career
2011–2012 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 UP Tuks 17 (15)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2015 Blue Bulls 26 (10)
2015 Eastern Province Kings 3 (0)
2016 Boland Cavaliers 19 (5)
2017–2018 SWD Eagles 10 (0)
Correct as of 13 July 2018

Basil Gordon Short (born (1991-05-19)19 May 1991 in Vryheid, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player who last played for the SWD Eagles.[1] His regular position is prop.



Short played at Under-21 level for the Blue Bulls in the 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championship and the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship competitions, helping the Blue Bulls to win both those competitions.

He also played Varsity Cup rugby for the Pretoria-based university side UP Tuks between 2012 and 2014, picking up a winner's medal in the first two seasons. He was also included in a South African Universities side in 2013.[2]

Blue Bulls

His first class debut came during the 2012 Vodacom Cup competition. He came off the bench during the second half of their match against Griquas at Loftus Versfeld.[3] He scored his first try in first class rugby two weeks later against Gauteng rivals the Golden Lions in the same competition[4] and made seven appearances in total.

A further two appearances followed during the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition and an additional seven in the 2014 Vodacom Cup.

Boland Cavaliers

He joined Wellington-based side Boland Cavaliers for the 2016 season.[5]


  1. ^ a b "SA Rugby Player Profile – Basil Short". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Universities squad named to face Namibia". Rugby15. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 17-36 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 49-10 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Cavaliers Currie Cup squad and coaching staff announcement". Rugby15. 21 January 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
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