Craig Grauf

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Craig Grauf is a former rugby league player.

Career[edit]

Grauf, a talented halfback or five-eighth, started his first grade career in the Brisbane competition in 1986 for the Norths Devils when coach Greg Oliphant decided to give the then 18-year-old a shock call-up. Not only was he promoted to the top-grade, but he also became the BRL's youngest ever captain in the process. Grauf cemented his spot in first-grade for Norths and was instrumental in the club's much improved 1987 season which saw them reach the preliminary final. He was then signed by the Brisbane Broncos for their inaugural season, producing the bomb that led to Brisbane's first ever try (scored by Brett Le Man) in a premiership match against Manly in round one at Lang Park. After playing in 23 first grades games at the Broncos, Grauf went back to Norths where he starred in 1992, before moving on to the Souths Magpies where he also excelled. After an eight-year drought in first grade (NSWRL/ARL), he played for the Gold Coast in 1996, but only featured in 7 first grades games, before retiring.Grauf represented Qld residents from 92-95 as Captain

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