There were rumours that he was headed out, but any such rumours can now be dispelled, with Newcastle Knights back-rower Chris Houston re-signing with the club, for a further 2 seasons.
For Houston, there was no other team in his mind, that he could have envisaged himself playing for.
“I start by saying that I love Newcastle, the place, and the people here,” Houston said.
“I have Newcastle home since 2008, and I could not think of any other place I would rather play football.”
Houston has progressed further under the coaching eye of Wayne Bennett and Rick Stone, a partnership that he looks forward to work with more, in the future.
“I am enjoying working and learning under Wayne Bennett, Rick Stone and the other new coaching staff we have at the club”, Houston said.
On top of that, Houston is excited at what the club is building towards, both in terms of their first-grade side and off-field matters – as well as the junior system that the club has in place.
“I am excited about our current team, the players the club has recruited, and the young players coming through our junior programs”, Houston said.
“Most importantly, I am confident with what we are building towards here. I believe we can win a premiership in the next few years, and that is without a doubt my main focus.”