New Zealand rugby union footballer who became known as a hooker for the Chiefs and Bay of Plenty Steamers.
He debuted with the Steamers in 2006; his early career was hampered by shoulder injuries.
He captained Waikato in a win over his old team, the Steamers, in 2012.
His family hailed from the town of Kaitaia, New Zealand.
He and fellow New Zealander Gareth Anscombe both played for the Chiefs in Super Rugby.