Viking Houston set to hit milestone

Widnes Vikings back rower Chris Houston is set to make his 200th career appearance when the club travels to France to face Catalans Dragons this Saturday.

The former Newcastle Knights players is taking the milestone in his stride, however, as he looks to help drive the Vikings towards a possible semi-final spot.

“To be honest, I wasn’t really that conscious of it,” said the 31-year-old.

“I knew I was over 170 games when I left the NRL, but I haven’t been totting up my appearances in Widnes. I’m a little surprised. I suppose it’s a nice landmark, but it isn’t something that will be on my mind on Saturday.

“Coming to Widnes was a big move after spending so long at Newcastle.

“It has been a challenge, but I’m really enjoying it and the people of Widnes are very friendly.

“The town has a lot in common with Newcastle, which has a lot of blue-collar industry. All that’s missing is a beach!”

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