|Full name||Luke Archibald Douglas|
12 May 1986 |
Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||112 kg (17 st 9 lb)|
|As of 1 August 2016
Luke Archibald Douglas (born 12 May 1986) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for St. Helens in the English Super League. His position of choice is at Prop. He played for Scotland in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Gold Coast Titans.
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 23, 2014 inclusive he never missed a first grade match through injury or suspension. His run of 215 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 came to an end in August 2014 when he was one of several past and present Sharks players to accept a year-long ban, backdated to 21 November 2013, as part of ASADA's investigation into the club's controversial supplements program.
- Rugby League Project
- Herald (24 October 2013). "Mum's the word as Douglas seeks happier ending". The Glasgow Herald.
- "State of No-rigin: the best never picked". NRL.com.
- Dean Ritchie (21 March 2012). "Gold Coast Titans prop Luke Douglas eyes consecutive games record". Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 25 April 2012.
- The ASADA ban has ended Gold Coast Titan Luke Douglas’ record run of 215 consecutive NRL games, Gold Coast Bulletin, 22 August 2014
- ABC Sport - Titans snap up Douglas