Chris Feather

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Chris Feather
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Personal information
Full name Chris Feather
Born (1981-07-12) 12 July 1981 (age 35)
Keighley, West Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 18 st 0 lb (114 kg)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–02 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 33 6 0 0 24
2003–04 Leeds Rhinos 46 7 0 0 28
2004–05 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 1 0 0 4
2006 Leeds Rhinos 1 2 0 0 8
2007–08 Bradford Bulls 28 1 0 0 4
2009 Castleford Tigers 27 0 0 0 0
Total 162 17 0 0 68
As of 14 April 2008
Source: Rugby League Project

Chris Feather (born 12 July 1981) in Keighley, West Yorkshire) is an English rugby league player. He is currently playing for Wyong Roos in the Tooheys Cup in Newcastle. He previously played for Villeneuve Leopards in the Elite One Championship and the Castleford Tigers and Bradford Bulls in Super League. His position is Prop forward. He has also played for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers.

Rugby career[edit]

Chris came through the ranks at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and made his début in the 2001. He made just 5 substitute appearances in 2001, but in 2002 made 13 starts and 18 at substitute, including an appearance in the Challenge Cup quarter final at Headingley when he scored against the Leeds Rhinos. He was also one of Wakefield’s top performers.

2004-2009[edit]

In 2004 he rejoined Wakefield on loan for the last two months of the season. He made 8 appearances for the Wildcats and was one of their top performers in the play-off success, scoring a try against Hull. He returned to Wakefield again in 2005 on loan, making 21 appearances and scoring 1 try in the Wildcats win over Salford before returning to Headingley Stadium at the end of the Wildcats' season.

Chris joined the Rhinos for the 2003 season on a four-year contract. In his first season at Headingley he was a regular member of the first team however he did not start a game all season, instead making an impact off the bench on 28 occasions. His first try for Rhinos came against Halifax when Leeds won 20-14 at The Shay. Chris was part of the squad that reached the Challenge Cup at Cardiff however he had the heartache of missing out on selection for the big day. Feather went back on loan to Wakefield at the end of 2004 and the whole of 2005 and returned to Leeds for 2006 and has played 12 games.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Feather signed for Bradford Bulls in August 2006.[1] His contract was for the 2007, 2008, 2009 seasons. Feather broke his ankle in May 2007 and was ruled out for a couple of months. He also suffered two shoulder dislocations, injuries to his back and a neck injury that caused temporarily paralysis in April 2008.[citation needed] At the end of 2008, he was released from his contract by mutual consent, and joined Castleford Tigers on a one-year deal, joining fellow ex-Bradford Bulls player James Evans.[2]

Castleford Tigers[edit]

He signed for Castleford Tigers in October 2008. Chris started strong and made a good start for Cas. His performances tailed off towards the end of the season and it is strongly rumoured he will be on his way out of the jungle for 2010.

Statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
2001 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats 5 - - - -
2002 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats 28 24 6 - -
2003 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds 26 8 2 - -
2004 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds 13 12 3 - -
2004 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats 8 8 2 - -
2005 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats 20 4 1 - -
2006 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds 12 4 1 - -
2007 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 16 - - - -
2008 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 7 4 1 - -
2009 Cascolours.pngCastleford Tigers - - - - -
09/10 Cascolours.pngVilleneuve Leopards - - - - -

Off the Field[edit]

Chris is studying a sports science degree at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Australia[edit]

He has signed on to play with the Wyong Roos in Newcastle.[3]

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