Position: Prop -- loose-head or tight-head.
Born: Nov 6, 1980, Brisbane (aged 30).
Height: 6ft 3in. Weight: 19st 2lbs.
Clubs: Queensland University; Queensland Reds; Pertemps Bees; Ulster (71 appearances, four tries).
Ireland: 13 caps, 4 starts. Debut versus Italy in 2009, has Grand Slam winner's medal from that year.
Other: Grandfather born in Limerick, family has string roots in Mayo. Grew up in Australia, where he was one of the country's top shot-putters before switching to rugby in university.