Craig Bowen is a Cook Islander professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at representative level for the Cook Islands, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth.
Bowen began his career with the Wests Panthers in the Brisbane Rugby League competition, playing alongside Barry Berrigan.
Bowen signed with the Illawarra Steelers in 1995 but did not play a first grade match.
In 1996 he made his first grade debut in the Australian Rugby League competition, playing for the South Queensland Crushers. He spent 1997 with the Gold Coast Chargers before playing for the Adelaide Rams in 1997. Overall he played in nine first grade matches, scoring two tries.
He then returned to the Wests Panthers, playing in the Queensland Cup.
Bowen first represented the Cook Islands in the 1995 Emerging Nations Tournament, which was won by the Cook Island team.
Bowen again represented the Cook Islands at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup, playing against Wales, New Zealand, and Lebanon.
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