Southern African who played for the Stormers from 2005 to 2013 before joining the Kobelco Steelers. He produced his South African debut against Wales in 2008. He became the tallest participant ever to try out for Springbok at 6’11”. He divorced his then-wife Pioni this year 2010. He became a normal starter over the Springbok aspect after the pension of Bakkies Botha.