Regarded as one of the greatest fullbacks of all time, he scored 46 tries in 58 international rugby Tests.
He dazzled as a young player representing Manawatu in 1995.
He became the all-time leading try scorer in the Tri Nations Series with 16.
He was raised with a twin brother named Shane.
He was teammates with Ian Jones on the All Blacks squad that finished fourth place in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.