Chris Harris rugby player
Chris Harris rugby player

Chris Harris

28th Dec 1990 1.90m/101kg Outside Centre

Carlisle-born Chris Harris moved to Newcastle at 18 to study Architecture at Northumbria University, where he combined his study with rugby for both the Falcons Academy and National League One side Tynedale RFC.

Harris is an ex England Counties player who made a late break through into Newcastle Falcons, at the age of 24 he made his senior debut for Falcons after impressing with Rotherham Titans and with the Falcons Academy.

Having been one of the stand-out performers in the Falcons’ 2014 Premiership Rugby 7s squad and scoring a try apiece in each of the club’s three group victories, Harris began the subsequent season dual registered with Championship side Rotherham Titans.

After an impressive stint in Yorkshire the fast and skilful centre/wing was recalled to Newcastle in time for the opening rounds of the European competition and continued to impress, going on to score a brace of tries in his Premiership debut at home to Saracens in December 2014.

His progression as a player continued in 2015-16 with regular senior rugby, bouncing back from injury during the 2016-17 campaign with a strong second half of the season.

In March 2017, Harris renewed terms with the Falcons after making 45 first team appearances, the academy graduate scoring two tries in six outings during 2017 after recovering from an early-season ankle injury.

In October 2017, Harris was named in the Scotland squad for the 2017 November Internationals.

He has been a fixture in the Newcastle midfield in recent seasons, making 77 Premiership appearances and scoring 11 tries, and made his full Scotland debut against Samoa at Murrayfield in November 2017. He has won eight full caps and scored one try at international level.

Following, Newcastle's relegation Harris signed with Gloucester for the 2019/20 season.

June 19


Career

scotland Scotland
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2017 - present
image Gloucester Rugby
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2019 - present
newcastle-falcons Newcastle Falcons
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2014 - 2019