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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 31 years 117 days
Major teams Chiefs, Connacht, Crusaders, Hurricanes, Junior All Blacks, Taranaki
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 251 lb
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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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