League Debut: February 2008 v Edinburgh Murrayfield.
Heineken Cup Debut: January 2008 v Clermont Auvergne Stade Marcel Michelin.
International Honours: New Zealand (62).
All time leading All Black try scorer he joined Munster in January 2008. Plans for him to make his first start against Ulster in Ravenhill the week before the Heineken Cup game against Clermont Auvergne were thwarted by snow and instead he made his debut in the Stade Marcel Michelin.
Since then has been one of Munster's most consistent and influential performers with 32 tries scored in 94 appearances to date and has captained the side on several occasions
Playing in his tenth game of the 2011/12 season in early December he suffered an Achilles injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the season.
Howlett returned to action at the start of the 2012/13 season and became the first back in the professional era to be named as Squad Captain for the year.