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CJ van der Linde
South Africa
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Full name Christoffel Johannes van der Linde
Born August 27, 1980, Welkom
Current age 34 years 116 days
Major teams Cheetahs, Eastern Province Kings, Free State, Golden Lions, Leinster, Lions, London Irish, Stormers, South Africa
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 268 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2012 75 39 36 20 4 0 0 0 43 31 1 58.00
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

Career statistics
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
Profile

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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Toulon turn down emergency prop Van der Linde (Aug 1, 2014) Van der Linde returns to South Africa for surgery (Mar 3, 2014) London Irish sign Van der Linde (Dec 12, 2013) London Irish linked with World Cup-winning prop (Oct 9, 2013) Mtawarira taken to hospital (Nov 10, 2012) CJ van der Linde news and articles (20) »
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Oct 1, 2012
CJ van der Linde throws a pass
CJ van der Linde throws a pass
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Aug 16, 2010
The Springbok scrum prepares to pack down
The Springbok scrum prepares to pack down
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May 15, 2010
Leinster's CJ van der Linde spots a gap in the Munster defence
Leinster's CJ van der Linde spots a gap in the Munster defence
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Aug 16, 2008
Prop CJ Van der Linde in action for the Springboks
Prop CJ Van der Linde in action for the Springboks
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