The hard working Cheetahs flanker had a massive impact on South Africa's World Cup win.
Last Updated: 15/05/09 9:56am
He has been a consistent performer in the last four years, getting through plenty of hard graft that serves as a platform on which any Test victory is built.
He provides the Boks with a reliable option at the back of the line-out, and is always on hand to carry the ball strongly or make an important tackle. In many ways his game is similar to another legend from Bloemfontein, former Bok flanker Andre Venter, and there is no doubt when he eventually hangs up his boots his career will be remembered in similarly glowing terms.