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Craig Dowd played 60 Tests for New Zealand between 1993 and 2000, including in two World Cups, and he was part of the All Blacks team that won their first series in South Africa in 1996. He played for the Blues and Auckland in New Zealand domestic rugby, and for Wasps in England from 2001 to 2005. In 2009, he coached North Harbour in the ITM Cup. More recently has been a SKY Television comments man.
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Oct 15, 2014:  The Kurtley Beale crisis highlights the many things that are wrong with Australian rugby, Craig Dowd writes
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Oct 11, 2014:  People in New Zealand are questioning the ITM Cup and its relevance
Craig Dowd
Oct 8, 2014:  Criag Dowd believes the media should stop trying to sensationalise the All Blacks' loss in what was a very good contest
Rugby Championship
Oct 1, 2014:  The All Blacks face their toughest task of the Rugby Championship at Ellis Park this weekend, writes Craig Dowd
New Zealand
Sep 25, 2014:  Craig Dowd urges rugby authorities in New Zealand to tackle the issue of young players being exploited by unscrupulous agents
Craig Dowd
Sep 25, 2014:  No matter what you might think of the Aaron Cruden incident, you have to give huge kudos to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen for the way he has handled the matter, writes Craig Dowd
Craig Dowd
Sep 17, 2014:  The All Blacks have nothing to fear when it comes to injuries, with their strong depth of talent they see it as another chance to blood new players Craig Dowd writes,
Craig Dowd
Sep 10, 2014:  Argentina must establish a game plan to create some way to shift a defence around, Craig Dowd writes
Craig Dowd
Aug 27, 2014:  Rivals have to strike New Zealand on an off-day if they are to win, but they still then have to rise to the All Blacks' level; that is the only time they will beat us, Craig Dowd writes
Craig Dowd
Aug 20, 2014:  The All Blacks' form is not a peaking issue, but Hansen must threaten to wield his axe, to demand improvement, Craig Dowd writes
Craig Dowd
Aug 13, 2014:  Craig Dowd reflects on his personal highs and lows of the Bledisloe Cup, in particular the penalty he conceded in 2000 that he describes as "a very, very dark moment in my career"
Craig Dowd
Aug 1, 2014:  The Waratahs don't have a show if the Crusaders forwards step up again for the Super Rugby final at ANZ Stadium, Craig Dowd writes
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Jul 23, 2014:  Players such as former All Blacks star Joe Rokocoko should not now be able to play Test rugby for another nation, Craig Dowd says noting "you pledge your allegiance and that is the team you play for until the day you die"
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Jul 23, 2014:  Craig Dowd assures Crusaders fans "this Jafa" and many other New Zealand fans will be supporting them this weekend, saying "it's quite a weird feeling"
Craig Dowd
Jul 16, 2014:  Three of the six Super Rugby finalists are from New Zealand, while even the remaining two franchises have cause for optimism, writes Craid Dowd
Craig Dowd
Jul 9, 2014:  We are getting bigger and stronger, and the game we used to know is changing, so Craig Dowd asks after the tragic death of a teenage New Zealand player how do we protect each other
Craig Dowd
Jul 9, 2014:  The Crusaders always turn up at the end of the year with enough points to qualify for the top six, and Craig Dowd wonders what more can Todd Blackadder do
Craig Dowd
Jul 2, 2014:  Craig Dowd runs his rule over New Zealand's Super Rugby teams, assessing their hopes for the rest of the season with all five franchises still in finals contention
Craig Dowd
Jun 25, 2014:  New Zealand showed in tearing England apart in Hamilton the value of self-belief, determined attitude, confidence and 100% trust in your team-mate alongside you, Craig Dowd writes
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Jun 18, 2014:  An important question has emerged out of the All Blacks' series with England, Craig Dowd writes. "How much better can New Zealand get before the Rugby World Cup next year?"
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