|Full name Basil Gordon Short|
|Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)|
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Name Basil Short
|Born 19 May 1991 (age 24)
Vryheid, South Africa (1991-05-19) |
School(s) attended Standerton High School, Standerton
University University of Pretoria
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Basil Gordon Short (born (1991-05-19)19 May 1991 in Vryheid, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the SWD Eagles. 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.
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. He scored his first try in first class rugby two weeks later against Gauteng rivals the Golden Lions in the same competition 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.
He joined Wellington-based side Boland Cavaliers for the 2016 season.