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Chris Lawrence

Captain - 2nd Row

Wests Tigers

Player Bio

Height:
188 cm
Weight:
100 kg
Age:
30
Date of Birth:
19 October 1988
Birthplace:
Sydney, NSW
Nickname:
Rowdy
Debut Club:
Wests Tigers
Opposition:
Brisbane Broncos
Date:
30 July 2006
Round:
21
Previous Club:
-
Junior Club:
Eagle Vale St. Andrews
Biography:

A local junior of the club, Chris Lawrence made his first-grade debut for Wests Tigers at just 17 years and 283 days — making him the youngest player to debut for Wests Tigers. Lawrence played at centre and starred in his side’s upset win over the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in Round 21 of the 2006 season, and has been a regular of the side since that day.

Lawrence played 18 games for Wests Tigers the following year, before being selected in the Prime Minister’s XIII tour of Papua New Guinea at the end of the season. He was again back on tour with the Prime Minister’s XIII side in 2008 following another strong season in the top grade.

The fleet-footed centre celebrated his 50th NRL game in 2009 and was selected to make his representative debut for City, but had to withdraw due to injury. He was named in the train-on squad for New South Wales but was not selected, making his representative debut instead in 2010 for City.

A potent try-scorer, Lawrence would make his international debut for Australia at the 2010 Four Nations, scoring on debut against New Zealand. He would remain with the international set-up in 2011 as well, with six appearances for the green and gold.

Injuries started to cause havoc for the local junior the following year, with a serious hip injury followed by hamstring problems in 2013.

Pushing through and making a full-time move to the back row, Lawrence captained Wests Tigers for the first time in 2014 alongside Aaron Woods when regular captain Robbie Farah was ruled out with injury. He would remain a regular in the side, co-captaining a number of matches again in 2015 with Woods and Farah committed to the State of Origin side.

Lawrence would return to the representative arena himself in 2016, captaining City to a win over Country Origin in Tamworth.

In 2017, Lawrence became just the fourth player to play 200 NRL games for Wests Tigers — helping the side to an upset win over the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville. He would cap off a superb season by being inducted as a Life Member of the club alongside 2005 Premiership Winner Dene Halatau, becoming just the sixth Life Member of the club.

With the arrival of Coach Ivan Cleary along with a host of new players, Lawrence was named one of five co-captains of Wests Tigers in 2018. He would break Benji Marshall’s record to become the club’s all-time top try-scorer with a try against the Melbourne Storm in Round 5, before going on to score seven tries in total that year — the most in a single season since 2010.

He would finish equal second in the club’s Kelly-Barnes Award voting, tying with Corey Thompson.

Currently sitting on 227 games, Lawrence is the second highest capped player in Wests Tigers history and could possibly join Robbie Farah as the only players to have played 250 games for the club in 2019.

He continues to be a fantastic ambassador for the club both on and off the field, with strong commitments in the community space.

Lawrence is signed through at Wests Tigers until the end of the 2019 season.

Career

Appearances
227
Tries
83

2018 Season

Appearances
19

Scoring

Tries
7

Attack

Line Breaks
5
Line Break Assists
2

Passing

Offloads
4

Defence

Tackles Made
518
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
83.8
Total Running Metres
1592

Fantasy

Total Points
683
Average Points
36

2018 Season - By Round

2018 Season - By Round
Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Roosters Won 10 - 8 2nd Row 71 - - - 19 - - - 24 - 11 27 1 69 62 -
2 Storm Won 8 - 10 2nd Row 80 - - - 26 - - - 20 1 14 27 3 77 77 -
3 Broncos Lost 7 - 9 2nd Row 88 - - - - - - - 22 - 12 22 1 76 58 -
4 Eels Won 30 - 20 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - 30 - 13 26 1 91 78 -
5 Storm Won 11 - 10 2nd Row 80 1 - 4 - - 1 2 34 1 17 26 5 110 105 -
6 Sea Eagles Won 12 - 38 2nd Row 65 1 - 4 1 - - - 15 - 14 25 3 74 69 -
8 Eels Lost 24 - 22 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - 3 31 - 14 32 1 91 87 -
9 Warriors Lost 26 - 4 2nd Row 7 - - - - - - - 5 - 1 5 1 15 15 -
10 Cowboys Won 20 - 12 2nd Row 79 - - - - - - 1 64 1 18 26 4 132 127 -
11 Panthers Lost 16 - 2 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - 2 29 - 13 39 3 82 82 -
12 Bulldogs Won 14 - 10 2nd Row 70 1 - 4 - - 1 - 42 - 13 28 - 127 119 7
13 Roosters Lost 16 - 14 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - 27 - 13 19 2 67 67 -
14 Sharks Lost 24 - 16 2nd Row 72 - - - - 1 1 1 24 - 11 39 - 91 62 -
15 Raiders Lost 12 - 48 2nd Row 60 1 - 4 - - 1 4 41 - 12 26 1 123 123 -
16 Titans Lost 12 - 30 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - 18 1 10 29 1 57 49 -
18 Dragons Won 16 - 20 2nd Row 63 - - - - - - - 38 - 16 30 2 89 89 -
23 Dragons Lost 10 - 20 Interchange 61 1 - 4 - - 1 2 8 - 7 28 1 35 26 -
24 Sea Eagles Won 22 - 20 2nd Row 80 1 - 4 - - - - 45 - 15 28 2 112 94 7
25 Rabbitohs Lost 51 - 10 2nd Row 80 1 - 4 - - - - 27 - 10 36 3 65 61 -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Wests Tigers 2006 5 2 3 - 40% 2 - 8 - - - - 2 3 44 7 427 85.40 68 - -
Wests Tigers 2007 18 9 9 - 50% 16 - 64 41 2.28 - - 12 - 270 54 1,677 93.17 289 - -
Wests Tigers 2008 24 11 13 - 46% 10 2 44 15 0.62 40.00% - 14 5 449 51 1,388 57.83 14 - -
Wests Tigers 2009 18 10 8 - 56% 7 - 28 47 2.61 - - 12 7 344 37 1,471 81.72 - - -
Wests Tigers 2010 25 16 9 - 64% 15 1 62 61 2.44 50.00% - 15 12 416 51 2,019 80.76 4 - -
Wests Tigers 2011 9 6 3 - 67% 5 - 20 72 8.00 - - 7 5 98 19 824 91.56 1 - -
Wests Tigers 2012 20 9 11 - 45% 6 - 24 66 3.30 - - 9 3 337 45 1,579 78.95 - - -
Wests Tigers 2013 13 4 9 - 31% 3 - 12 9 0.67 - 1 3 2 156 14 1,060 81.61 2 1 0.1
Wests Tigers 2014 21 9 12 - 43% 4 - 16 74 3.54 - 1 3 12 324 26 2,074 98.77 30 476 22.7
Wests Tigers 2015 19 5 14 - 26% 3 - 12 - - - - 1 4 407 30 1,771 93.26 8 612 32.2
Wests Tigers 2016 22 10 12 - 45% 3 - 12 10 0.45 - - 6 3 586 56 2,160 98.19 6 787 35.8
Wests Tigers 2017 14 4 10 - 29% 2 - 8 12 0.84 - - 2 2 323 33 1,136 81.19 5 429 30.6
Wests Tigers 2018 19 9 10 - 47% 7 - 28 46 2.43 - - 5 4 518 35 1,592 83.80 15 683 36.0

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Wests Tigers 2006 2018 227 104 122 1 - 83 3 338 474 2.09 42.86% 91 62 4,267 457 19,093 84.00 444 2,993 27.7

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