Craig Izzard

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Craig Izzard
Personal information
Born Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Back Row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–87 Penrith Panthers 41 1 0 0 4
1988–90 Parramatta Eels 40 6 0 0 24
1991 Balmain Tigers 8 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Illawarra Steelers 30 2 0 0 8
Total 119 9 0 0 36

Craig Izzard (born in Penrith, New South Wales) was an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers, Parramatta Eels, Balmain Tigers and the Illawarra Steelers in the New South Wales Rugby League competition in Australia, his position of choice was at second row. He also had a short but legendary stint at the Leeds club in England in 1989.

Younger brother of Brad Izzard and older to Grant, began his career at local club Penrith captaining their reserve grade side to a premiership in 1987 playing at centre. Moved to the Eels after his lack of opportunities with the Panthers where he won the clubman of the year award in 1989[1] before finding it difficult again to hold down a regular first grade spot he moved to Illawarra with the Steelers transforming himself into a tireless second row forward.

In 2004 Izzard become manager of the New South Wales Residents rugby league side.[2]


  1. ^ "Parramatta Eels honour roll", retrieved 23 June 2006
  2. ^ "New South Wales 2004", retrieved 23 June 2006

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