The Houston SaberCats first match in 2019 against Austin Elite Rugby saw Chris Parker in the 23 man squad. The 31-year-old flanker is 6’5″ and 240 lbs.
Chris is from Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom and lives in Katy, Texas. He developed his rugby skills playing for the Katy Barbarians Rugby Club’s High School program. He also played with Houston Athletic Rugby Club (HARC) and for the Austin Blacks.
Chris attended Texas A&M University from 2006-2011, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. He also played rugby there and represented the USA Rugby Under-19s and the Collegiate All-Americans. With the MCAAs he played in a three-match series with New Zealand Universities in 2011.
Chris has played with the Houston SaberCats since 2017 and is employed as a Sales Executive for ABCO Subsee.