GETTING TO KNOW OUR PLAYERS – DEAN BASSON
NICKNAME: Yster/ Deano
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2014
PREVIOUS CLUBS? Southwold Rugby Club in England for 3 months in 2019
RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
- U19 Invitational Western Province Academy Team that played France U18s
- Hamiltons U20A Captain and player of the year
- Invitational Western Province Academy touring team that played the Georgian U20s
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS FOR YOUR PLAYING CAREER?To play at my best and to make some more quality memories with my teammates.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT: I’ve had plenty of good moments but a favourite has to be winning the league with the U20s in 2015.
FUNNIEST HAMMIES MOMENT: The karaoke competition on the Durban tour
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES? The brotherhood and the proud history of the club
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY: The late Morris Silke. He was a kind, passionate Hammies man that had a love for the game.
WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY? Mel Gibson in Braveheart – Always willing to fight for what I love.
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME: I love Afrikaans music
WHO’S GOT THE BEST DANCE MOVES IN THE TEAM? Wynand Maclachlan
WHO IS THE BEST SINGER IN THE TEAM? Wayne Smith
LIKES: Gym, hiking, bodyboarding
DISLIKES: Fake people
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Jacques Fourie
GOALS FOR 2021: To have a massive season with the boys and win the league.