- South Africa
- Current Team
- Cell C Sharks
This powerful scrummager and strong but mobile ball-carrier joins the Cell C Sharks for his first season in Durban in 2016, having played all of his senior rugby for Free State and the Cheetahs.
His career took a quick path towards international duty, being selected for SA Schools in 2007 and then representing South Africa at the IRB Junior World Championships two years later. Earlier that year, he had made his Vodacom Super Rugby debut for the Free State Cheetahs at the tender age of just 20 years old. His Test debut came in 2012 when he played against England in the first of his 23 Test matches accumulated to date, including participation in the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup.