Rugby centre who was named captain of the South Africa Springboks in 2012.
He went to Paarl Gimnasium, where many future South African star players received their training.
He won the World Cup with South Africa in 2007 despite tearing his biceps.
He married Marlie de Villiers in 2009.
He was joined on the Springboks by Bismarck Du Plessis in 2007.