In 2009, this British-born rugby lock joined the Ulster team. Previously, he had played for Gloucester (from 2007-08) and The Exeter Chiefs (from 2008-09). On the national level, he played for both Ireland and the Ireland Wolfhounds.
He played his youth career for the Weston-super-Mare Rugby Football Club.
In 2014, he helped Ireland's national team defeat Scotland.
Born in Bristol, England, he attended Hartpury College in Gloucestershire, England, before relocating to Belfast, Northern Ireland to play for Ulster.
He and Rory Best both played for Ulster in the early 2000s.