Rugby ATL signed Justin Basson for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old lock (28 in February) is 6’6″ and 260 lbs.
Justin is from Cape Town, South Africa. He attended Hoër Landbouskool Boland, Paarl, one of the country’s top rugby schools. He also played youth rugby with the UFS Shimlas Young Guns.
After high school, he played with the Blue Bulls Academy and won the 2013 U19s Provincial Championship, as well as the 2014 U21s Provincial Championship. In 2014 he was also a member of the South Africa U20s training squad.
From 2014-2015 he played with the Free State Cheetahs, and in 2016 with Central University of Technology CUT Ixias. in 2015-2016 he made 28 appearances for Free sTate XV in 2015 Vodacom Cup. From 2016-2018 he made 29 appearances with the Free State Cheetahs, and from 2017-2019 made 30 appearances with the Cheetahs. In 2021 he played with Western Province and the DHL Stormers.
Justin has played Super Rugby, in the Currie Cup, and Vodacom Cup, and brings a wealth of experience to Rugby ATL for 2022.