Craig Gower (born 29 April 1978) is an Italian Australian former professional rugby footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He is a dual-code rugby international, having played rugby league for Australia, and rugby union for Italy. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian Kangaroos representative halfback or hooker, he played in the National Rugby League for Sydney club Penrith Panthers (whom he captained to victory in the 2003 NRL Premiership). Gower then switched rugby union, playing for French Top 14 side Bayonne, and through grandparentage represented Italy. He returned to rugby league with the London Broncos of Super League and then finished his playing career with one more National Rugby League season at the Newcastle Knights.