Philip van der Walt

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Philip van der Walt
Full name Christoffel Philippus van der Walt
Date of birth (1989-07-14) 14 July 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Africa
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)
School Adelaide Gymnasium
University University of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flank / Number Eight
Current team Sharks / Canon Eagles
Youth Career
2006–2007 Eastern Province Kings
2008–2010 Free State Cheetahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2014 Free State Cheetahs 31 (20)
2011–2014 Cheetahs 49 (25)
2011 Griffons 1 (5)
2014–2015 Biarritz 22 (10)
2015–present Sharks (Currie Cup) 16 (0)
2015–present Sharks 21 (5)
2017–present Canon Eagles 0 (0)
Correct as of 1 June 2017

Christoffel Philippus van der Walt (born 14 July 1989) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays as a number eight for the Sharks in Super Rugby and Canon Eagles in the Japanese Top League, having previously played for the Cheetahs in Super Rugby and the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and for Biarritz in the French Pro D2.[1][2][3]

In 2014, it was announced that Van der Walt would join French Pro D2 side Biarritz on a two-year deal for the 2014–15 Top 14 season.[4]

On 6 June 2015, it was announced that Van der Walt would return to South Africa to join the Sharks for the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Philip van der Walt". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Philip van der Walt itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics [1]". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Philip van der Walt itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics [2]". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Philip gaan Frans praat" (in Afrikaans). Volksblad. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "New signing" (Press release). Sharks. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.