Chris Hicks (rugby league)
19 March 1977 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (14 st 5 lb)|
|Position||Wing, Fullback, Centre|
As of 26 June 2009
Chris Hicks (born 19 March 1977) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Parramatta Eels of the National Rugby League. A former New South Wales country origin representative winger or fullback, he has previously played in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles as well as playing for Warrington Wolves of Europe's Super League.
Early NRL career
Hicks made his NRL début for the Penrith Panthers in 1997. In six years with the Panthers, Hicks scored just under 300 points.
In his first season with Warrington, he scored in every single game after adopting kicking duties for the Wolves. The first time he failed to score in a Warrington game came in a 60-8 defeat away at Harlequins on Saturday 24 March 2009, 5 games into his second season with the Wolves.
Retirement and return to NRL
On 3 December 2010, it was announced that Chris Hicks had retired with immediate effect to make room for the Wolves new signing, Joel Monaghan. However, the retirement was very short-lived. Within a fortnight, Hicks signed a one-year deal with the Parramatta Eels to help fill the gap left by the retiring Eric Grothe Jr. Hicks retired at the end the 2011 NRL season. In Rnd 25 V Roosters Hicks scored a try in his 200th Game.
- "Factfile on 2007 grand final". The Daily Telegraph. 29 September 2008.
- "Kite and Watmough re-signed with the Sea Eagles, Hicks to the Wolves". Manly Sea Eagles. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2007.[permanent dead link]
- "Warrington sign Manly wing Hicks". BBC. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2007.
- "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-28.