Province: Northampton (previously Griqualand West, Blue Bulls and Toulon)
Springbok number: 705
Test debut: 30 June 2001 vs Italy in Port Elizabeth, aged 24
Total tests: 127
Tour matches: 6
Total Springbok matches: 133
Win ratio: 79-46-2
Captain in 23 tests
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2011).
SuperSport Try of the Year (2004, SA vs Australia in Durban).
Most capped Springbok lock - 127
Holds world record with Bakkies Botha for most Tests as a lock combination in the starting line-up (63)
Most capped Springbok in history with 127 Tests.
Oldest Springbok at 38 years and 172 days and oldest Springbok captain ever (38 years and 172 days).