|Born||22/04/1980 in Invercargill|
|Highlanders Coaching Debut||2014|
|Other Coaching Roles||Sannix Blues (Japan) 2014, Southland 2014-15, Highlanders 2014|
Clarke enters his third season with the Highlanders in 2016 after spending time in Japan assistant coaching the Sannix Blues and more recently with the Stags in Invercargill.
Clarke had a remarkable playing career which included playing for every
New Zealand age-grade team before being named in the All Blacks and playing three Tests in 2006. Hi is also a former Southland captain and played 92 games for the Stags and 44 for the Highlanders. He headed to Europe in 2007 to play for the London Irish Club abd played over 100 games for the club before injuring his back in 2012 and retiring to Invercargill.