Thinus is a rugby union wing and fullback player who played for Gloucester, the Worcester Warriors and South Africa. Making his senior debut in 1997 on the Springboks’ European Tour, he started his career playing for the Lions in South Africa before joining Gloucester in 2002 and Worcester in 2004. Thinus has represented the southern hemisphere in his sport, competing against some of the world’s greatest rugby players. Dealing with the social pressure of moving from a small farming community to a big city environment gave Thinus the mental toughness to drive himself to achieve. Maintaining his passion for rugby helped him persevere in reaching his goals - regardless of any setbacks and obstructions. Sport has taught Thinus valuable core principles that are essential in succeeding in life. It has also opened the door for him to travel the world, expand his horizons and explore his perceptions on life.
- South Africa (Springboks) International.