|Full name||Luke Archibald Douglas|
12 May 1986 |
Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||190 centimetres (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||110 kilograms (17 st 5 lb)|
|2012–||Gold Coast Titans||54||1||0||0||4|
|2007–2011||Prime Minister's XIII||3||2||0||0||8|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Luke Archibald Douglas (born 12 May 1986) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. His position of choice is at Prop. He is playing for Scotland in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
Douglas played junior football for the Yamba Eagles and Lower Clarence Magpies.
Douglas made his first grade debut for Cronulla in its season-opener against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 2, 2006.
In 2007, Douglas was selected for Country Origin but withdrew by claiming injury at the request of his club coach, Ricky Stuart. Douglas then played 24 hours later for the Cronulla Sharks. In 2010, he was picked as 18th man for the New South Wales State of Origin team for the third match but he didn't play.
Between his first grade debut in Round 2, 2006 and Round 3, 2014 inclusive he had never missed a first grade match through injury or suspension. His run of 197 games straight is the record for most consecutive appearances, and the most from debut. He surpassed the previous record of 194, held by Jason Taylor, on 10 March 2014 against his former club the Cronulla Sharks. His coach, John Cartwright, said his record was, "remarkable, especially playing in the front row, he plays pretty big minutes as well."
His unbroken streak of NRL matches since debut appeared as if it was going to end after an injury against the Melbourne Storm, however an unusually quick return for injury saw him play the next match anyway, thus continuing his unbroken streak. In Round 25, 2009 he was controversially sent off for a high tackle on Manly's Chris Bailey which knocked him unconscious. No judiciary action was taken on Douglas.
- Herald (24 October 2013). "Mum's the word as Douglas seeks happier ending". The Glasgow Herald.
- Dean Ritchie (21 March 2012). "Gold Coast Titans prop Luke Douglas eyes consecutive games record". Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 25 April 2012.
- ABC Sport - Titans snap up Douglas