: Cape Town
After just one season in Pretoria, Basson moved to Bloemfontein to join the Free State Cheetahs. He started the season playing rugby for the UFS Shimlas Young Guns, scoring a try in the final of the 2014 Varsity Cup Young Guns competition to help them win the competition for the first time.
He started nine games for the Free State U21in the Provincial Championship. He was included in a Free State XV that participated in the2015 Vodacom Cup. He made his first-class debut in 2016 vs. Boland.
Basson played in all 10 of the 2016 Currie Cup matches, including the Semi-Final and Final. (2016 Currie Cup Champions)
SuperRugby Debut - 25 February 2017 against the Lions.
PRO14 debut – 1 September 2017 vs Ulster in Northern Ireland
Basson played a few games in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge in 2018, the Toyota FS XV made is to the Semi Final but lost against Griquas in Kimberley.