With Chris Houston set to celebrate his 150th match with the Newcastle Knights on Sunday, his teammates reflected on the valuable contribution he's made to the Club since pulling on the red and blue jersey in 2008.
For Knights skipper Kurt Gidley, Houston lives up to the Club mantra as a player others want to play with.
“Houso brings plenty of leadership every week and is one of the guys that is always talking in the meetings and certainly on the field he’s a real talker,” Gidley said.
“He’s a realworkhorse for the team and he has been since the day he came.
“He always makes plenty of tackles and plenty of carries, but his leadership is a great thing for our team.”
Veteran winger James McManus has felt it a privilege to play alongside the versatile forward since he joined the Knights after playing 16 games at the St George Illawarra Dragons.
“You know what you’re going to get out of Houso. He brings the same effort week to week,” McManus said.
“It’s been great to play with him for so many years now. He just brings leadership to the group."
Akuila Uate, who made his first grade debut with the Knights in the same year Houston joined the ranks, praised the 30-year-old's professionalism and dedication to the Club.
“It’s just the way he prepares for the game and the talk he brings,” Uate said.
“He’s a great guy to talk to off the field as well as on the field.
“He leads by his actions and that’s why Houso is a great player.”
The Knights take on the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday, kicking off at 2pm AEST / 4pm NZ.