Jaco van der Walt: South Africa-born fly-half added to Scotland squad

Edinburgh's Jaco van der Walt qualifies for Scotland on the residency rule
Edinburgh's Jaco van der Walt qualifies for Scotland on the residency rule

South Africa-born Jaco van der Walt is in line for a Scotland debut in their final Autumn Nations Cup tie.

The 26-year-old fly-half, who joined Edinburgh three years ago, is now eligible on residency rules and is the only addition to the squad beaten 22-15 by France at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Van der Walt bolsters a position weakened by injuries to Finn Russell and Adam Hastings.

Scotland play their last game on finals weekend, 5-6 December.

They can only progress to the final from Pool B if Italy produce a shock win over France in Paris on Saturday. Otherwise, Townsend's men will face the Pool A runners-up in the third-place play-off.

The Scots will be idle this weekend when the groups conclude, and are set to be awarded a bonus-point win after their game against Fiji was cancelled following a Covid-19 outbreak in the Pacific Islanders' squad.

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