South African-born back-row player for the Bulls in Super Rugby and Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup.
He scored four tries in his first 13 games as a member of the Super Rugby Bulls.
He captained the under-20 team of South Africa during the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship.
He married Jean-Marié Neethling in 2013.
He and Wynand Olivier both played for the Blue Bulls.