Doug Howlett

Douglas Charles Howlett (born 21 September 1978) is a retired New Zealand professional rugby union player. He was primarily a wing, but he also sometimes played as a fullback.

Doug Howlett
Howlett during a match against Northampton Saints, April 2010
Full nameDouglas Charles Howlett
Date of birth (1978-09-21) 21 September 1978 (age 43)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb; 14 st 9 lb)
SchoolAuckland Grammar School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
All Black No. 992
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–2007 Auckland 55 (245)
1997 Highlanders 2 (15)
1998 Hurricanes 5 (5)
1999–2007 Blues 97 (275)
2008–2013 Munster 112 (175)
Correct as of 22 June 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–1999 New Zealand U21 13 (70)
2000–2007 New Zealand 63 (245)
Correct as of 22 June 2019

He played for Auckland, and the Highlanders, Hurricanes and Blues in Super Rugby. He finished his career with Munster in Ireland.

With 49 tries in 62 tests, Howlett is currently the seventh-highest try scorer in rugby union history and the top try scorer for New Zealand.


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