Faan joined London Irish in September 2005 and played a key role in the dramatic improvement in the club's performances in his first season appearing in 19 games.
With 14 caps for the Springboks, including the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and ten in the Super 12/14 tournament, Faan is among the most experienced, international prop forwards in world rugby. In terms of technique and strength he his respected by his peers as one of the best tight heads in the Guinness Premiership.
A shoulder injury restricted his appearances for the Exiles last season to just ten. However, London Irish was delighted when the 30 year-old signed a two year extension to his contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2008-09 season.
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|Weight:||130kgs / 20st 7lbs|
|Height:||190cm / 6ft 3ins|
|Date of Birth:||22/02/1976|
|Place of Birth:||Bethlehem, South Africa|
|Former Clubs:||, Golden Cats, Stormers, Western Province|
|Representative Honours:||Barbarians, South Africa A|
|Favourite Holiday Destination:||South Africa|
|Faan's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|
|Faan's Test Stats:||Win Rate||Total|
|Country||Won: 9 Drawn: - Lost: 5||South Africa|
|Drop Goals||-||International Points||5|