Player Profile

Chris Houston


Chris Houston

position Second Row
Birth place New South Wales
Sponsor Rinnai UK

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Born in Narooma, New South Wales Chris played his junior rugby with Narooma Devils, going on to tour New Zealand and  England with the Australian Institute of Sport representative side. His senior debut came in 2007 with St George Illawara against North Queensland at the age of 22. After one season and 16 appearances for the Dragons the versatile forward linked up with Newcastle Knights where he went on to make 160 appearances and score 27 tries, in addition to becoming a New South Wales Country representative in 2011. In 2015 'Howzo' missed just four games for the Knights prior to joining the Vikings for 2016, where the hard working and consistent Forward made his 200th career appearance, while retaining the ambition of a winning Grand Final appearance. Appointed co-captain for 2017 he picked up both the Stronghold and Players' Player of the Year Awards. Away from rugby Chris, a qualified Teacher, enjoys surfing.


Career record at 31st December 2017                        234 apps; 33 tries; 132 points