Gregor Townsend has defended Scotland’s use of the residency rule following his selection of uncapped South African Jaco van der Walt in their squad for Saturday’s Test against Ireland.
Richard Cockerill says former Lions flyhalf Jaco van der Walt has the attributes to make the step up to international rugby when he qualifies for Scotland later this year, writes BRYN PALMER.
Duhan van der Merwe produced another dazzling display for Edinburgh against Bordeaux in the penultimate round of pool fixtures in the European Challenge Cup this weekend.
Edinburgh scored nine tries to claim a commanding 61-13 win over the Kings at Murrayfield on Saturday night.
Edinburgh beat Leinster 28-11, while there were also Pro14 victories for Munster, the Ospreys, Cardiff Blues, Connacht, Glasgow Warriors and Ulster.
Edinburgh beat Montpellier 19-10 to finish top of Pool 5 and secure a home quarter-final in the European Champions Cup, while there was also a win for Toulon on Friday.