Former rugby lock who played for the Crusaders in Super Rugby from 1996 to 2001. He also played for the New Zealand All Blacks, where he was a captain fourteen times from 1995 to 2000.
He was born in Rangiora and got his start playing for the provincial side Canterbury in 1990.
Following his retirement from playing, he became the Director of Rugby for the Tasman Rugby Union and the head coach of the Crusaders.
He married a woman named Priscilla.
He and Anton Oliver have both been captains of the All Blacks.