As an exciting prospect, Craig Clare began his career at Manawatu in 2003. He moved down south to push for Highlanders selection in 2005. Clare played five games for the Highlanders before a devastating compound fracture in his leg saw him miss the next two years to recovery. He came back to the Turbos in 2010 after a stint overseas, playing 44 games Craig then went on to play overseas once more.
- Position: Fullback
- Number of Manawatu Games: 44
- High School Club: Palmerston North Boys High School
- Manawatu Club: Feilding Yellows
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 19 August 1984