Loose forward/Lock who joined the Leeds Rhinos in 1996 and also became captain of the English national team.
He signed for Leeds RFLC in 1997, making his debut appearance at just 16 years of age.
He played on the English national team in both the 2000 and 2008 Rugby League World Cup competitions.
His brother was also a professional rugby player with the Rochdale Hornets and the Scottish national team.
He played alongside Johnny Wilkinson on the English national team from 2000 to 2011.