Stormers raise funds for ex-Bok

    2013-05-26 12:00
    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).

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