Widnes Vikings have completed the signing of experienced NRL forward Chris Houston from the Newcastle Knights.

Back-rower Houston was released from the last year of his contract with the Knights and signed a two-year deal with the Super League side.

The 30-year-old played 176 NRL games for the Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons and has already been over to England to meet his new team-mates.

Vikings coach Betts said: “Chris has got a fantastic pedigree, he’s a quality player and will bring great leadership skills.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing him over and having him as part of the squad in our pursuit of success.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. IMO one of the best clubman player at the knights.
    He’s defence work off the bench will be missed next season.
    Good luck to House!!

    • Needing forwards?? Not really!! Just need a few to come of age in the NRL.
      With 8 props 7 of which are under 23yrs old the knights have plenty just haven’t been ready to make big impacts in NRL.
      2016 mite be different… or not Lol.

  2. Tolman is locked up for 2016 with the dogs…
    Although Tolman is a knights fan and has been linked with the club on and off for a few seasons now

    • a mate of mine claims to have seen him in Newcastle a couple weeks ago thought maybe he was teeing something with the knights

      • He’s family live in the area.. Id say he was visiting them.. Can’t see him at Newcastle next season. Although the knights would be able to out bid most clubs ATM for he’s contract.

  3. Or maybe u haven’t been around long enough to know about things.. Did ur parents not let u have an account on here before hitting puberty?

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