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Craig Newby Former NZ Rugby Union Player


About Craig Newby

Craig Newby is a former New Zealand rugby union player.

Newby spent the bulk of his career in New Zealand, playing for Otago, the Otago Highlanders, North Harbour and the Auckland Blues. He had a short stint with Newcastle Falcons in 2002. He made three appearances for New Zealand before moving to England in 2008 to play for Leicester Tigers.

He retired from professional rugby early in the 2012 season and now is coaching at Cambridge and Laxton Junior School, Oundle.


Born: 27 July 1979, Rotorua, New Zealand


1999–2002: New Zealand Sevens

2000-2004: North Harbour

2001: Blues

2002-2003: Newcastle

2002-2008: Highlanders

2004–2006: New Zealand

2005-2008: Otago

2008-2012: Leicester Tigers

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