- South Africa
- Current Team
- The Cell C Sharks
|2016||The Cell C Sharks|
A prodigious talent from an early age, he was drafted into the Cell C Sharks Absa Currie Cup squad in his first year at the province, aged just 19 and without having made an age group competition appearance.
2015 was his 11th year at The Cell C Sharks during which time, he has accumulated 121 caps for his province, proving to be a highly valued member of the team. He has an excellent strike rate and his powerful runs have afforded him the opportunity to score tries regularly.
He won the Players’ Player of the Year award in 2012, and in 2005 and 2006, was a SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee. He made his Test debut in 2006 against Australia, the first of his 66 international appearances which include a Rugby World Cup winners’ medal in 2007. In 2015, he participated in his third Rugby World Cup.