Chris Houston (rugby league)

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Chris Houston
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Houston playing for the Knights in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Christopher Lee Houston
Nickname Howzo[1]
Born (1985-02-15) 15 February 1985 (age 29)
Narooma, New South Wales, Australia
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007 St. George Illawarra 16 0 0 0 0
2008– Newcastle Knights 138 24 0 0 96
Total 154 24 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011 Country Origin 1 0 0 0 0
As of 6 December 2013
Source: RLP

Chris Houston (born 15 February 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays second-row, lock and prop, but has filled in at five-eighth, centre and hooker in the past.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Narooma, New South Wales, Houston played his junior football for the Narooma Devils before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons. Houston played for the Dragons' Premier League reserve-grade team in 2006.[2]

In Round 3 of the 2007 NRL season, Houston made his NRL debut for the Dragons against the North Queensland Cowboys.

In 2007, Houston signed a contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2008.

In Round 13 of the 2008 NRL season, Houston made his first appearance as a captain due to Knights regular captain Kurt Gidley and vice-captain Steve Simpson being unavailable for the match.

In March 2010, Houston was served with a notice to attend court on charges of supplying ecstasy and cocaine.[3] He voluntarily terminated his contract with the Knights.[4]

On 17 December 2010, Houston was cleared of all charges[5]

On 23 December 2010, due to being cleared of all charges, Houston signed a new 2-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2011.[6]

On 31 July 2012, Houston re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[7]

Houston made 992 tackles in the 2012 season, averaging over 41 tackles a game, the most of any player in the National Rugby League.[8]

On 31 October 2014, Houston re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[9]

Representative career[edit]

In 2009, Houston was named 18th man for New South Wales in Game 3 of the 2009 State of Origin series, however he didn't play.

In 2011, Houston played for Country against City in the annual City vs Country Origin match.

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