Rugby hooker for the All Blacks who played in the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cups, and competed in the 2006 Tri Nations series as well.
He was Head Boy at Marlborough Boys' College in 1993.
He became captain of the All Blacks in 2001, marking the first time a father and son had each captained the team.
His father Frank Oliver was a famed All Blacks captain.
He was teammates with Richie McCaw on the New Zealand squad that played in the 2006 Tri Nations series.