Rugby player best known as a loosehead prop for teams like the Sale Sharks, with whom he played from 2003 to 2012. He was a starter for England at the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.
He began his rugby union career with Old Elthamians at age nine.
He released an album in 2010 called "Where We Go From Here," on which he played a variety of instruments including guitar and piano.
He married a woman named Siwan, with whom he has a daughter.
He has been teammates with Leigh Halfpenny as a member of RC Toulonnais.