League Debut: August 2001 (rep) v Edinburgh, Myreside.
Heineken Cup Debut: September 2001 (rep) v NEC Harlequins, The Stoop.
Club: Young Munster RFC.
International Honours: Ireland School/U21/A/Senior (85); British & Irish Lions.
Munster Caps: 137.
Played on the same Ireland Schools side as current international teammate Gordon D’Arcy and five consecutive games with Ireland U21s with Donncha O’Callaghan as his second row partner.
Scored a try on his senior international debut v Wales, played three Tests for the Lions in New Zealand in 2005 and in summer '09 captained the squad in South Africa.
Captained Munster when they won their second Heineken Cup title and was captain when they won the Magners League trophy in '09 and '11.
|DOB||20th Oct 1979|
|Height||1.98 m (6' 6")|
|Weight||110 kg (17 st 4 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (85 caps)|