Walker’s on! Walker’s on! Two words repeated over and over by then-NSW assistant coach Nathan Brown during a State of Origin game became a calling card for the electric and enigmatic Chris Walker in the early 2000s.
Unpredictable, elusive and with a blinding burst of speed, Walker was one of the NRL’s most feared attacking players during a remarkable NRL career that saw him represent six different Australian clubs, as well as the Catalans Dragons in the European Super League.
A centre, winger or fullback, Walker exploded on the scene with the Brisbane Broncos in 1999, and by 2001 was a part of Queensland’s memorable State of Origin series win.
Walker ultimately played six games for the Maroons across two Origin campaigns in 2001-2002, and was always a threat when he had the ball because of his speed and evasiveness.
After three years with the Broncos, Walker had stints with South Sydney, the Roosters, Melbourne, the Gold Coast Titans, Catalans and then finally Parramatta, before retiring back to the Queensland Cup to play with the Ipswich Jets.
Walker holds a piece of history for the Titans, scoring two tries from the wing in the club’s first NRL game – against the Dragons at Suncorp Stadium in 2007.
Chris Walker -
|Brisbane Broncos||67 NRL Games|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||5 NRL games|
|Sydney Roosters||47 NRL Games|
|Melbourne Storm||7 NRL Games|
|Gold Coast Titans||20 NRL matches|
|Catalans Dragons||12 SL matches|
|Parramatta Eels||5 NRL matches|
|Queensland||6 Origin games|
Chris Walker will join a host of former Broncos Greats and Titans Legends in the 2019 Deadly Choices All Stars International, being played at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday 27 July.
The match will be played as the curtain-raiser to the NRL blockbuster between the Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos.
The Deadly Choices #AllStar Invitational kicks off from 3:30pm, with the NRL Queensland derby kicking off at 5:30pm.