Jaco van der Walt

South African playmaker Jaco van der Walt joined Edinburgh in November 2017 before making his debut for the club against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

As a highly regarded youth prospect, van der Walt progressed through the Golden Lions academy, representing the Ellis Park outfit at every possible age-grade. The playmaker was subsequently selected in the South African Schools squad following impressive form for the Johannesburg-based side.

Van der Walt made his first-team debut for the Golden Lions during the opening match of the 2014 season before going on to make 33 appearances for the 2015 Currie Cup winners, scoring 147 points in the process. The stand-off made his Super Rugby debut for the Emirates Lions in 2015 and played a major role in helping the side reach last season's Super Rugby final.

Van der Walt scored his first try for Edinburgh in the team's European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield.

Stats

Caps
17
Tries
1
Starts - Conversions
12
Replacements - Penalty goals
6
Points
48
Drop goals -
Position: 
Stand off
D.O.B.: 01/02/94
Place of birth:
Pothcefstroom, SA
Height: 1.82m
Weight: 88