|Birth name||Sean Raymond Patrick Lineen|
|Date of birth||25 December 1961|
|Place of birth||Auckland|
|Rugby union career|
In the 1985–86 season he made his first journey to the UK, playing for Pontypool. In October 1988 he came to Scotland and played for Boroughmuir. He qualified for Scotland through his grandfather and made his international debut on 21 January 1989 against Wales at Murrayfield aged 27.
Following his international career, Lineen divided his time between coaching Boroughmuir – during which he was involved in both cup and league triumphs – and running the Scottish Rugby magazine. Lineen was appointed assistant coach at Glasgow Rugby (now Glasgow Warriors) for the start of the 2003–04 season and became a member of the Scotland national coaching team under Frank Hadden in the summer of 2005, coaching the backs.
On 28 March 2006 he was appointed head coach of Glasgow Warriors. He had applied to be head coach of Edinburgh Gunners but the SRU insisted that the new coach of Edinburgh must already have experience as head coach.
Other so-called "kilted Kiwis" apart from Sean Lineen have included:
- Brendan Laney
- John Leslie
- Martin Leslie
- Glenn Metcalfe
- Gordon Simpson
- Cameron Mather
- Shaun Longstaff
- Sean Maitland
- Grayson Hart
- Blair Cowan
- Glasgow Warriors announce new head coach – Glasgow Warriors official page, 28 March 2006
- Lineen is the logical successor after Williams debacle – The Scotsman, 27 March 2005
- Sean Lineen on Sporting Heroes