Philip van der Walt

Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
8th Man
Age
27
Height
1.95m
Weight
109kg
Current Team
The Cell C Sharks

Profile

The big, mobile eighthman, in the mould of Gary Teichmann, arrived in Durban midway through 2015 and made an instant mark, gaining selection for the Cell C Sharks in their Absa Currie Cup campaign, and even leading the side in the captaincy role, having proven his natural leadership skills. After making his provincial colours for Eastern Province at the Under 18 Coca-Cola Craven Week, his career took him to Free State where he spent six years, studying at the local University of Free State and playing for the Cheetahs, with a short stint at the Griffons in 2011. He spent the 2014/2015 European season in France, playing for Biarritz before moving to Durban and becoming a well-liked team-mate at the Cell C Sharks.