Full name Christoffel Johannes van der Linde
Born August 27, 1980, Welkom
Current age 36 years 105 days
Major teams Cheetahs, Eastern Province Kings, Free State, Golden Lions, Leinster, Lions, London Irish, Montpellier, Stormers, South Africa
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 268 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2011||7||5||2||5||1||0||0||0||7||0||0||100.00|
|The Rugby Championship||2004-2011||28||16||12||0||0||0||0||0||9||19||0||32.14|
|Test debut||Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield, Nov 16, 2002 match details|
|Last Test||Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield, Nov 17, 2012 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
A solid, dependable prop, Van der Linde reached the peak of the world game in 2007 when he started South Africa's successful Rugby World Cup final against England. A representative of the Free State Cheetahs, the Cats and Stormers at Super Rubgy level, Van der Linde also tasted life in Europe during a successful spell with Leinster. He returned to South Africa with Western Province and the Stormers in 2011 but his stay in Cape Town was a short one, with the ambitious Lions tempting him to Johannesburg prior to the Rugby World Cup.
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