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. He represented the southern hemisphere, competing against some of the world’s greatest rugby players.
Thinus is a regular guest commentator on Sky Sports and he has massive experience coaching rugby at senior national club level, which also includes developing and guiding young players. Thinus is also involved delivering inspirational initiatives with the Youth Sport Trust and Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to young people.
Thinus lives near Cheltenham and will be operating in the Cheltenham territory. He sees his investment into a Premier Sport franchise as the ideal platform to maximise his profile by building a successful business and inspiring young children through sport.