Taine Basham rugby player
Taine Basham rugby player

Taine Basham

2nd Dec 1999 1.83m/95kg Openside Flanker

Taine Basham is a flanker, who made his debut for the Dragons regional team in 2017 having previously played for the Dragons academy, Bedwas RFC and Cross Keys RFC. The dynamic forward, who started out at junior level with Talywain RFC and has been developed in the Dragons Academy. He’s the great, great-grandson of a Welsh boxing legend, Johnny Basham.

Basham, who hails from Talywain, just a few miles north of Pontypool, in the Torfaen borough area of Gwent, made his senior debut for the region in the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Scarlets in January 2018.

He is one of the rising stars at Dragons after another eye-catching season in 2018/19 and was included in the Wales U20 Six Nations squad in 2019.

In November 2019, he was named in Wales 35 man squad as one of 5 uncapped players that would take on the Barbarians.

February 2020 saw him being called into the Wales squad ahead of the side's 2020 Six Nations Round 2 clash with Ireland. Basham, who has played for both Bedwas and Cross Keys in the Premiership, made nine appearances in the 2018/19 season and was named the Young Player of the Season at the region's end-of-season awards.

As of June 2020, Basham has made 31 appearances for the Dragons.

Career

dreago Dragons
Openside Flanker
2018 - present
wales Wales 7's
Left Wing
2018 - present
wales Wales U20's
Openside Flanker
2018 - 2019
wales Wales
Openside Flanker
2019 - 2019