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Luke DouglasLuke Archibald Douglas (born 12 May 1986) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. His position of choice is at Prop. He is playing for Scotland in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Douglas played junior football for the Yamba Eagles and Lower Clarence Magpies.

Douglas made his first grade debut for Cronulla in its season-opener against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 2, 2006.

In 2007, Douglas was selected for Country Origin but was unable to play due to injury. In 2010, he was picked as 18th man for the New South Wales State of Origin team for the third match but he didn't play.

Between his first grade debut in Round 2, 2006 and Round 26, 2013 inclusive he had never missed a first grade match through injury or suspension. His run of 194 games straight is the equal record (shared with Jason Taylor) for most consecutive appearances, and the most from debut.[2] He is therefore due to break the record in Round 1, 2014. His coach, John Cartwright, said his record was, "remarkable, especially playing in the front row, he plays pretty big minutes as well."[2]
His unbroken streak of NRL matches since debut appeared as if it was going to end after an injury against the Melbourne Storm, however an unusually quick return for injury saw him play the next match anyway, thus continuing his unbroken streak. In Round 25, 2009 he was controversially sent off for a high tackle on Manly's Chris Bailey which knocked him unconscious. No judiciary action was taken on Douglas.

On 20 April 2011, it was announced that Douglas had signed a three-year contract with the Gold Coast Titans.

Douglas is the eldest son of Christopher (Chris) and Patricia (Trish) Douglas. His younger brother Kane Douglas is a professional rugby union player for the New South Wales Waratahs and Wallabies.  His grandfather, from Springfield Road, Glasgow, is also named Archibald.

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The Douglas family, Chris, Jake, Trish, Kane and Luke in 2009.


Trish and Chris Douglas were well-known to the Cronulla-Sutherland rugby league community after running the "Sharks House" for several years in Cronulla.




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