Carmarthen born Dwayne, started his rugby career playing for Tumble RFC at Under-8s level. A fluent Welsh speaker, he made his professional club debut for Llanelli RFC before moving to the Llanelli Scarlets region at its creation in 2003.
Dwayne made his international debut for Wales in 2001 against Japan, whilst studying for his geography degree at Swansea University and went on to score his debut Test try against Italy in 2003 for Wales.The scrum half earned 76 caps for Wales, playing his part in two grand Slam victories in 2005 and 2008.
In 2005, Dwayne was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, and was the youngest Lion on the tour, making 3 appearances.
Currently playing his rugby with Bristol Rugby, Dwayne is first team captain and also assists with coaching of the B&I Cup and A-League squads.
Away from Rugby, Dwayne is married with two young children. He became involved with Noah’s Ark Charity, when the young daughter of a friend was diagnosed with a brain tumour and was treated at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales. He says ” I was delighted to be asked to get on board, with Noah’s Ark Charity and their fundraising efforts. As a dad of 2 young children, it’s reassuring to know that these facilities are available for the children of Wales.”