Jaco van der Westhuyzen
Full names: Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff
Date of birth: 6 Apr 1978
Place of birth: Nelspruit
School: Ben Viljoen
Springbok no: 696
Debut test province: Pumas
Physical: 1.8m, 88kg
Current age: 46

Test summary: Tests: 32 Tries: 5
First Test: 19 Aug 2000 Age:22 Reserve against New Zealand at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 15 Jul 2006 Age:28 Flyhalf against Australia at Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), Brisbane
Test history:
19 Aug 200022ReserveNew ZealandWin: 46-40 Ellispark, JohannesburgPumas
30 Jun 200123ReserveItalyWin: 60-14 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethPumas
07 Jun 200325ReserveScotlandWin: 29-25 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
14 Jun 200325Full BackScotlandWin: 28-19 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
28 Jun 200325Full BackArgentinaWin: 26-25 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
12 Jul 200325Full BackAustraliaWin: 26-22 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
18 Oct 200325Full BackEnglandLose: 6-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
01 Nov 200325Full BackSamoaWin: 60-101 trySuncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
08 Nov 200325Full BackNew ZealandLose: 9-29 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneBlue Bulls
12 Jun 200426FlyhalfIrelandWin: 31-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinLeicester
19 Jun 200426FlyhalfIrelandWin: 26-17 Newlands, Cape TownLeicester
26 Jun 200426FlyhalfWalesWin: 53-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaLeicester
17 Jul 200426FlyhalfPacific IslandsWin: 38-24 Central Coast Stadium, GosfordLeicester
24 Jul 200426FlyhalfNew ZealandLose: 21-23 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchLeicester
31 Jul 200426FlyhalfAustraliaLose: 26-301 trySubiaco Oval, PerthLeicester
14 Aug 200426FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 40-26 Ellispark, JohannesburgLeicester
21 Aug 200426FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 23-19 Kingspark, DurbanLeicester
06 Nov 200426FlyhalfWalesWin: 38-361 tryMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffNEC
13 Nov 200426FlyhalfIrelandLose: 12-17 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinNEC
20 Nov 200426FlyhalfEnglandLose: 16-32 Twickenham, LondonNEC
27 Nov 200426FlyhalfScotlandWin: 45-101 try, 3 dropgoalsMurrayfield, EdinburghNEC
04 Dec 200426FlyhalfArgentinaWin: 39-7 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresNEC
11 Jun 200527FlyhalfUruguayWin: 134-31 try, 7 conversionsBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonNEC
18 Jun 200527FlyhalfFranceDraw: 30-30 Kingspark, DurbanNEC
25 Jun 200527FlyhalfFranceWin: 27-13 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethNEC
09 Jul 200527FlyhalfAustraliaLose: 12-30 Stadium Australia, SydneyNEC
20 Aug 200527ReserveAustraliaWin: 22-19 Subiaco Oval, PerthNEC
27 Aug 200527ReserveNew ZealandLose: 27-31 Carisbrook, DunedinNEC
10 Jun 200628FlyhalfScotlandWin: 36-16 Kingspark, DurbanNEC
17 Jun 200628FlyhalfScotlandWin: 29-151 penaltyBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethNEC
24 Jun 200628FlyhalfFranceLose: 26-36 Newlands, Cape TownNEC
15 Jul 200628FlyhalfAustraliaLose: 0-49 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneNEC

Southern Africa Who's Who: Jaco van der Westhuyzen

Jaco has rejoined Bulls for the 2010 Super 14 season. Jaco started his career with Natal, but later moved North to the Pumas. After a successful season under the expert eye of former Bok great Danie Gerber, Van der Westhuyzen moved on to the Blue Bulls where he helped them win the Vodacom Cup in 2001. After a stint with NEC in Japan, Jaco decided to return to Pretoria and fight for a World Cup place. Van der Westhuyzen has brilliant vision and silky skills which, combined with his more than decent kicking boot, resulted in him earning two Test caps for the Springboks in 2000. A debilitating knee injury cut short his Bok ambitions but he made a successful return during 2003 and was a key member of the squad that went to the World Cup in Australia. Although he played fullback at the World Cup it is still believed that his best position is flyhalf. He made his international Debut in 2000 in a game against New Zealand at Johannesburg.