South African rugby union hooker who played for the Bulls in Super Rugby from 2005 to 2013 and joined the South African national team in 2006.
He studied at Pretoria Boys High School.
He was suspended for a positive drug test in 2010; the result was traced back to a bad batch of energy drinks provided to his team.
He was born and raised in Tzaneen, South Africa.
He joined Jean De Villiers on the Springboks in 2006.