|DOB||18th Dec 1987|
|Height||1.93 m (6' 4")|
|Weight||114 kg (17 st 13 lb)|
|Test Honours||Wales (57 caps)|
Lydiate's first appearance for Wales came in November 2009 against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.
He made his RBS Six Nations debut in 2011 and went onto make five appearances in that year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
He featured in four of the five fixtures in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations, helping Wales to a Grand Slam as well as picking up the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Tournament title.
Lydiate played in all three tests for the British and Irish Lions in 2013 against Australia helping the famous touring side to a first series success in 16 years.