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Craig Gower
Italy
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Full name Craig Gower
Born April 29, 1978, Penrith, NSW
Current age 36 years 235 days
Major teams Bayonne, Italy
Position Halfback
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 198 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2010 14 14 0 17 0 1 5 0 2 12 0 14.28
Five/Six Nations 2010-2010 5 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 20.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Italy at Canberra, Jun 13, 2009 match details
Last Test Italy v Argentina at Verona, Nov 13, 2010 match details
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Craig Gower is an international who has played both codes and has had a controversial career off the field.

He has represented Australia at Rugby League 18 times and captained his country against the French in 2005 but after he switched to Union to play for French Top 14 side Bayonne, he declared that he was eligible to represent the Azzurri as he had an Italian Grandfather.

He represented the Penrith Panthers in Australia at League and played at half-back due to his excellent kicking game. In 2003 he captained the Panthers in their shock win over the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League Final. In 2005 he was sacked as captain of the Panthers after an alcohol-related incident at a charity golf event.

Following his switch to the 15-man-code Gower was selected by Italy for the tour of his native Australia and ironically played against the Wallabies on his debut in a 31-8 defeat at Canberra Stadium in 2009.

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One for the road... (Nov 20, 2013) Gower opts for league return (Aug 9, 2011) Italy's Gower to miss World Cup (Jun 29, 2011) Gower weighing up NRL return (Apr 10, 2011) Gower to miss Six Nations (Nov 30, 2010) Craig Gower news and articles (17) »
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Nov 13, 2010
Italy fly-half Craig Gower evades a tackle
Italy fly-half Craig Gower evades a tackle
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Nov 13, 2010
Pumas lock Manuel Carizza is tackled by Italy's Craig Gower
Pumas lock Manuel Carizza is tackled by Italy's Craig Gower
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Nov 21, 2009
Bryan Habana goes up against Italy fly-half Craig Gower
Bryan Habana goes up against Italy fly-half Craig Gower
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