Thinus Delport

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Thinus Delport
Full name Gehardus Martinus Delport
Date of birth (1975-02-02) February 2, 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Weight 15.7 st (100 kg)
School Linden High School
University RAU
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing, Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Old Patesian veterans
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Gloucester Rugby
Worcester Warriors
Kobelco Steelers
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Golden Lions
Sharks (Currie Cup)
--->Valke (loan)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Current local club retired
correct as of 13 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000–03 South Africa 18 (15)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2010-11 Stourbridge
correct as of 13 July 2014.

Thinus Delport (Born 2 February 1975 in Port Elizabeth) is a South African ex rugby union player who played at wing or fullback for Worcester Warriors and South Africa.

He started his career playing for the Lions from U21 level and he made his senior debut in 1997. Playing in the Super 12 for the Lions formerly known as The Cats.

Thinus joined Worcester from Gloucester in 2004. Thinus left Worcester Warriors in 2007 and became a television rugby presenter He made his international debut on the Springboks' 1997 European tour. However, it was three years before he made his test debut against Canada in East London (2000).

Delport also played in the Tsunami Memorial game representing the southern hemisphere alongside some of the world’s greatest players.

It was announced in March 2008 that Thinus would be moving to Japanese Side Kobelco Steelers at the end of the season, to pursue a new rugby career there.[1]

On the 24th of June 2010 it was announced Thinus had signed a 1-year deal at National 1 outfit Stourbridge as a player coach.

After retirement he has also played an amateur game for the Old Patesian veterans, a local Gloucestershire club, in which they beat their rivals: Smiths Industries, in the third team's cup.


  1. ^ "Delport to quit Sixways for Japan". BBC Sport. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

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