Bok legend donates blazer

2013-10-11 13:26
Dr. Cecil Moss and Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok legend Dr. Cecil Moss allowed his honourable Bok blazer to be auctioned to help ailing former Springbok and Western Province centre Tinus Linee.

Linee suffers from Motor Neuron Disease (MNS) and has received much help from the rugby fraternity in recent months to help pay for his growing medical expenses.

According to Die Burger, Moss, who played four Tests against the 1949 All Blacks and also coached the Boks between 1982 and 1989, donated his blazer at a Rugby Legends dinner in Cape Town on Tuesday night.

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers and his All Black counterpart Richie McCaw also donated jerseys to help Linee.

Moss, 88, said he won't regret giving up his blazer, which he received in 2000 during the "Yesterdays Heroes" campaign.

"As a doctor I know what effects that illness can have on him and his family. It was just hanging in my closet and I seldom wore it. I felt it could be used for a greater purpose," said Moss.

Moss' blazer was sold for R30 000, while De Villiers and McCaw's jerseys went for R40 000 and R35 000 respectively.

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