- Current Team
- The Cell C Sharks
As the roar of “Beeeeeeast” erupts at virtually every stadium the massive prop plays in, his legion of fans are paying tribute to a crowd favourite who mixes up the physical with his strong ball-carrying ability.
He joined The Cell C Sharks Academy as a flank, but was converted to a prop where he found his true place in the scrum and since making his senior debut as a 22 year-old, has accumulated a total of 150 Sharks caps.
2008 was his big year, making his Springbok debut and being nominated in the SA Rugby Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year categories. He followed that up in 2009 with extraordinary international performances against the British and Irish Lions. His 75 International caps include two Rugby World Cups and Test matches against 15 countries.