Lock for Auckland from 1987-2001, played in the 1995 and 1999 Rugby Globe Mugs for New Zealand, captained the Blues in 2001-02. He performed representative rugby for Auckland and produced his All Blacks debut in 1992. He produced a televised apology after groping a female and assaulting her male friend this year 2010. His old sibling Zinzan Brooke also became a rugby participant. He and Andrew Hore both performed for the All Blacks in the Rugby Globe Cup.