Born and raised in Cape Town, Jordan Chait attended one of South Africa’s oldest rugby-playing institutions, South African College High School (SACS). An accomplished water polo player, he first grabbed the attention of rugby pundits by leading SACS to a shock victory over powerhouse Pretoria school, Affies. Following in the footsteps of his father Anton (who played flyhalf for Western Province in the 1990s), Jordan was one of the standout pivots at the U18 Academy Week of 2015, earning a junior provincial contract with WP in the process.
Always willing to take the ball flat to the line, Chait’s dependable goal kicking became a consistent talking point in both the U19 and U21 Currie Cup, whilst his ability to marshal a backline led to many a victory in the famous blue & white hoops. An intelligent pivot who plays the game at pace, he enrolled at the famed Stellenbosch University and became the ‘quarterback’ around whom the Maties coasted to the 2019 Varsity Cup title. Resolute in defence, armed with a booming touch-finding right boot, and renowned for identifying pace in the back field, Jordan’s counterattacking form is reminiscent of fullbacks of yesteryear, leading the Cell C Sharks to sign Chait ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season.
DOB: 26 January 1997
Position: Fly Half
Current Team: Cell C Sharks
2019 - 2020
Cell C Sharks (Super Rugby Squad)
2018 - 2019
Stellenbosch University - Maties (Varsity Cup)
2016 - 2018
Western Province (U21 Currie Cup), Maties (Varsity Cup)
2016 - 2017
SA Maccabi Rugby (Maccabi Games)
2015 - 2016
Western Province (U19 Currie Cup)