HAVING come through a strong academy system in the Guinness Premiership, the Irish-qualified lock now has Irish U21, Ireland A and five full international caps to his name.
Made the switch from Exeter Chiefs to Ulster in 2009 where he has gone from strength to strength.
Made a try-scoring debut for Ireland against the All Blacks in June 2010.
|DOB||18th Jun 1985|
|Height||1.96 m (6' 5")|
|Weight||113 kg (17 st 11 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (9 caps)|