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Court profile

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.

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