Rugby Ball Kicker


Made my debut for South Africa in 2004 against Scotland in Murry Field. I have faced various challenges  and injuries

during my Career.


I have always thought back no matter what. After being injured for 2 years from 2005 – 2007, I gaines 20 KG. Weighing at 141 KG, it was difficult to come back but with determination and discipline I did. Making the 2007 World Cup Squad and becoming a World Champion.


In 2009 I faced another challenge. On the end of year tour for the Springboks we played Leicester Tiger. We were demolished in the scrums and I was told that I would never play for the Springboks again but I did. I was elected Player of the year in South Africa the following year.


In 2012 my journey continued in winning the Top 14 with Stade Toulousain. I have had 6 amazing seasons with Stade Toulousain and had 4 super month with Stade Français in 2017.



2002 - 2004 Free State Cheetahs

2004 – 2011 Bulls

2011 – 2017 Stade Toulousain

2017 Stade Français



2001 – 2002 South African Under 21

2004 – 2014 Springboks 53 Caps



2002 World Cup under 21

2007 World Cup in France

Super Rugby Bulls

2009 Tri-Nations

Super Rugby Bulls

Currie Cup Bulls

2010 Super Rugby Bulls

2012 Top 14