Chris Latham (rugby union)

As of August 31, 2010 National: October 6, 2007

Chris Latham ( born September 8, 1975 in Narrabri ) is a former Australian rugby union player who played as a goalkeeper for the Queensland Reds, for Worcester Warriors and the Australian national team. He is after David Campese second place in the Australian player with the most attempts.


Latham began his career with the New South Wales Waratahs, moved to a season already to Queensland, where he was elected times the player of the Super 12 season (2000, 2003, 2004) three. His debut for the national team, he was in 1998 when the " Wallabies " met France. He participated in the World Championships in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

He is since 2004, when he prevailed in the national team against existing variables such as Mat Rogers and Matt Burke, among the best players in the world final. In 2006 he was nominated by the World Association IRB Player of the Year. The choice ultimately won the New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.

Latham's last season with the Reds was marked by numerous injuries. He returned on 13 Matchday back against the Crusaders, injured his after a few minutes again, so it was granted a 100 game in the Super Rugby. He moved to the start of the Premiership season 2008/ 09 to Worcester, there to end his career. The first season in England ended after a shoulder injury in March. The contract expired after the 2009/10 season.