​South African playmaker Jaco van der Walt joined Edinburgh in November 2017 before making his debut for the club against 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 the club in the team's European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield in 2017.

The stand-off enjoyed an excellent 2018/19 campaign and finished the season as the winner of the Guinness PRO14 Golden Boot.

Date of birth: 01 February 1994

Height: 5'11

Edinburgh Debut: 24 November 2017 (Cheetahs)

Place of birth: Potchefstroom

Weight: 91.8kg

Stats

39

Appearances

201

Total Points

2

Tries

34

Penalties

44

Conversions

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