Stormers raise funds for ex-Bok
Cape Town - The Stormers used their Super Rugby game
against Australia's Reds to raise money
for ex-player Tinus Linee, who is the second former Springbok to be diagnosed with motor neuron disease.
The 43-year-old Linee discovered this year that he had the debilitating disease that affects muscle function and is often fatal.
Former Springbok captain and one-time try-scoring record holder Joost van der Westhuizen was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2011.
The 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning scrumhalf now spends much of his time in a wheelchair.
VIDEO: The Tinus Linee Pledge
Linee attended the Stormers' win over the Reds at Newlands on Saturday and was on the pitch at half-time to acknowledge the crowd.
The former centre played nine tour games for the Springboks between 1993 and 1994 but was never capped in a Test.
Ex-players and coaches met Tinus Linee at Newlands on Saturday:
(left to right - back row):
Dale Santon, Gus Theron, Anton Chait, Jerome Paarwater, Lance Sherrell, Mike Bayly, Simon Berridge, Pieter Muller, Hennie Bekker, Anton Fredericks, Robbie Brink, Clarke Roberts.
(left to right - front row): Andrew Paterson, Nico Wegner, Tinus Linee, Christian Stewart, Wilfred Cupido, Thelo Wakefield (WP President).