The big ball-playing Leinster number eight was unlucky not to be selected for Ireland's World Cup squad.
The Israeli-born forward was the 1,000th player to be capped by Ireland when he made his debut against the Pacific Islands in November 2006.
Quick for his size, he has superb all-round footballing skills and his strength at the breakdown makes him a fine scavenger.
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