PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Christoffel Johannes
SURNAME van der Linde
HEIGHT 190 cm
WEIGHT 122 Kg
BIRTH DATE 27 August 1980
BIRTH PLACE Welkom
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM Braveheart
FAVOURITE MUSIC Prime Circle, Seether, Die Heuwels Fantasties
FAVOURITE FOOD Steak and chips
PRIMARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Free State
PLAYER WRITE-UP
As one of the most experienced Springboks ever, CJ van der Linde has done it all at Test level. The versatile prop, who can play on both sides of the front row, was part of the Rugby World Cup winning team in 2007. He is naturally strong, but also deceptively quick and skilful for a big man. Van der Linde, who also had a stint playing for Leinster in Ireland, first represented South Africa in 2002 and has played under four Springbok coaches. Had it not been for injuries, he probably would’ve played many more Tests, Vodacom Super Rugby and Absa Currie Cup matches.

Position: Prop
Province: Golden Lions; formerly Free State (2002-2008, 2010), WP (2011), Leinster (Ireland, 2009)
Springbok number: 741
Test debut: 16 November, 2002 vs Scotland in Edinburgh, aged 22
Total tests: 75
Tour matches: 5
Total Springbok matches: 80
Win ratio: 43-31-1

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Prop
PROVINCE EP Currie Cup Prem 2014
TRIES 12
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 60
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 75
TRIES 4
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 20
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 15 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
England 9 6 0 3 2 0 0 0 10
France 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 7 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
New Zealand 14 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Pacific Islanders 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Wales 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Eastern Province Kings Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2014
MTN Golden Lions Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2013
MTN Golden Lions Vodacom Cup - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
MTN Golden Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2012
MTN Lions Vodacom Super Rugby - 2012
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2011
DHL Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
MTN Golden Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
DHL Stormers Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
Springboks Outgoing Tours - 2010
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa XV Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
South Africa Invitational XV Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
Vodacom Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2004
Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Vodacom Cheetahs RWC Warm-ups - 2003
Vodacom Free State ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
Free State Cheetahs Vodacom Cup - 2003
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2002
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2002
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
South Africa Sanzar U21 - 2001
Free State U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 2000
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 2000
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 1999
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