Flanker who began his professional career with Auckland and made his national debut for the All Blacks in 2006.
He played youth rugby in Auckland.
In 2008 he was awarded the IRB International Sevens Player of the Year award.
He grew up in Auckland, where he began his career, and his uncle, Peter Fatialofa, was a Samoan rugby player.
He won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games while playing on a team featuring Hosea Gear.