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Craig Clarke
New Zealand
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Full name Craig Brian James Clarke
Born August 1, 1983, Masterton
Current age 30 years 261 days
Major teams Chiefs, Connacht, Crusaders, Hurricanes, Junior All Blacks, Taranaki
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 251 lb
Profile

Born in Masterton, at the southern tip of New Zealand's north island, Clarke initially made his mark with Canterbury and the Crusaders before defecting to Taranaki in 2007. He played a single season with the Hurricanes before joining the Chiefs, where his leadership credentials became apparent. After captaining Taranaki to the Ranfurly Shield, Clarke was named as part of a two-man leadership group - alongside Liam Messam - by the Chiefs in 2012. His side secured a maiden title and Clarke was singled out for praise by coach Dave Rennie, having played the final on an injured knee.

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Jul 27, 2013
The Chiefs' Craig Clarke and Sam Whitelock battle in a lineout
The Chiefs' Craig Clarke and Sam Whitelock battle in a lineout
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Aug 4, 2012
Chiefs skipper Craig Clarke and team-mate Liam Messam lift the Super Rugby trophy
Chiefs skipper Craig Clarke and team-mate Liam Messam lift the Super Rugby trophy
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Sep 12, 2010
Taranaki captain Craig Clarke has a word with referee Matthew Stannish
Taranaki captain Craig Clarke has a word with referee Matthew Stannish
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Jul 29, 2010
Northalnd's Dean Budd tackles Taranaki's Craig Clarke
Northalnd's Dean Budd tackles Taranaki's Craig Clarke
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