Rugby back-row and prop who made his professional debut in 2006 for the Bradford Bulls. He then played for South Sydney from 2010 to 2014. He also represented England in international competition from 2008 to 2013.
He attended Heckmondwike Grammar School as a boy.
He played for the National Rugby League All-Stars in 2010.
Early in his career, he received many comparisons to New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams.