Christopher M. "Chris" Joynt (born 7 December 1971, Wigan) is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain international representative Prop, Second-row, and Loose forward/Lock, he played his club football with St. Helens, with whom he won numerous titles, as well as Oldham and a stint in Australia with the Newcastle Knights. He lifted many trophies throughout a glittering Knowsley Road career, including consecutive Super League championships in 1999 and 2000.
In 2002, Joynt was at the centre of controversy when he seemingly performed a 'voluntary tackle' with seconds remaining in the 2002 Super League Grand Final. St Helens had just kicked a drop-goal to take a one-point lead in the match, and the penalty from the voluntary tackle would have given Bradford Bulls a chance to kick at goal and win the match. However, the referee dismissed wild protests from the Bradford players and the final hooter went, with St Helens winning 19-18. Having won Super League VI, St Helens contested the 2003 World Club Challenge against 2002 NRL Premiers, the Sydney Roosters. Joynt captained Saints from the second row in their 38-0 loss. Joynt relinquished captaincy of St Helens to Paul Sculthorpe at the end of 2003, and retired from the game following the 2004 season. Joynt was a Great Britain international with 27 caps. Joynt also represented Lancashire in the Origin Series.