Retired rugby union centre known for his amount of time in the premiership with Newcastle, where performed in a lot more than 200 online games with team. He completed his profession in France, using CA Brive from 2010-2013. He performed at Traveling Hall College and Whitby RFC, but was frequently overlooked until finding a recommendation in one of his instructors. He went to Northumbria School, where he received a qualification in sports research. He established the Premiership record when he made an appearance in his 50th consecutive group match in 2004. He produced 38 hats for the British national group during his profession. He provides three children along with his wife Rachel. He and Ben Kay had been teammates over the British national team within the 2000s.