Province: Toulon (France), previously Blue Bulls
Springbok number: 733
Test debut: 9 November 2002 vs France in Marseilles aged 23
Total tests: 82
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 83
Win ratio: 62-20-0
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2003, 2004 & 2005).
Along with Victor Matfield, he holds the world record for the most Tests as a lock combination in the starting line-up (63).