Former Bok needs assistance

It is not yet clear whether a benefit dinner for former Boks player Tinus Linee will go ahead.

Former Springbok and Western Province great Tinus Linee. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The South African Rugby Legends Association says it may have to cancel a benefit dinner planned in support of former Springbok and Western Province great Tinus Linee.

Linee was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March, but is battling to cover his medical costs.

The association says there has been minimal interest from corporates in support of Linee whose been forced to auction off his Springbok blazer to pay his bills.

The association's Pieter Muller says Linee's condition is deteriorating fast and needs the support.

"The process at the moment is slow. We only sold eight tables out of 40. The price is R10,000 per table. This is something we want to give back to Tinus. The money will go to him, every cent of it."

Muller says Linee needs the assistance.

"We want to ensure that Tinus has a good life with the disease he has at the moment. We want to assist with his medical bills and wheelchair because his condition will deteriorate."

Muller says they will do everything in their power to help their former team mate.

The dinner is set to take place on 8 October in Cape Town.

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