|Date of Birth||June 08 1985|
|Place of Birth||Pretoria|
|Provincial Debut||2005 v Griquas|
|Super Rugby Debut||2005 v Highlanders|
|Super Rugby Caps||116|
|Super Rugby Points||140|
|Test Debut||2006 v Australia|
Despite being one of the most decorated players in the tournament, the jury will be out on the Vodacom Bulls captain, who will be returning after six months out of the game due to a torn bicep muscle.
His status as the country’s premier no 8 is under threat from a number of contenders and the athletic and versatile Spies will have to show that he still have the appetite and grunt to dispel all contenders to his throne.
His real focus with the Bulls will be to provide inspiration and leadership, core attributes of this phenomenal player and leader.