WP Rugby pays tribute to Linee

2014-11-03 11:03
Tinus Linee (File)
Cape Town - Western Province Rugby has extended its condolences to the family of former WP centre Tinus Linee, who passed away at his home on Monday morning after a brave battle with Motor Neuron Disease (MND).


Linee, 45, played 112 matches at centre for WP between 1992 and 2001 and will be remembered as a loyal WP player with a no-nonsense approach to defence as displayed by his bone-crunching tackles.

He played nine tour games for the Springboks between 1993 and 1994 but was never capped in a Test.

WPRFU President Thelo Wakefield told the WP Rugby website: “This is a sad, sad day for Western Province and South African Rugby.

“Tinus fought a very brave battle against a dreadful disease and his tenacity and guts will always be remembered - as a rugby player and during the past 18 months.

“Our thoughts are with his entire family, especially his wife Diana, who stood like a rock beside her husband.”

Linee - who was first diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in April 2013 - worked as a WPRFU development officer after hanging up his boots, whilst he was also a member of the WP Vodacom Cup management team in 2008.

Linee is survived by his wife Diana, her two sons and a daughter of his own (from his first marriage).

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