From 2003 to 2008, he played for the Ulster Rugby union group, scoring sixty factors total and being capped 116 situations. Before rejoining Ulster in 2012, he performed four seasons using the Northampton Saints. He performed his youngsters rugby career on the Royal Belfast Academical Organization and started playing for the Ulster XV group in past due 2003. In the 2004 to 2005 period, he received the Ulster Participant of the entire year Prize. In 2005, he joined up with the Ireland nationwide rugby union group. He was created and elevated in Belfast, North Ireland. His maternal grandfather, Harry McKibbin, and his uncles Alastair and Harry also acquired professions as rugby union players. He and Craig Gilroy both performed for Ulster through the early years from the 21st century.