Leroy Houston, (born 10 November 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union player. He currently plays for Union Bordeaux Bègles in the Top 14. He played for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby and previously played in France, in the Pro D2 for US Colomiers, before playing for Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership.
|Birth name||Leroy Houston|
|Date of birth||10 November 1986|
|Place of birth||Levin, New Zealand|
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||117 kg (18 st 6 lb)|
|School||Asquith Boys High School |
|Rugby union career|
Houston took time off from rugby in 2007 and eventually decided to sign with the Queensland Reds for the 2008 Super 14 season, receiving the Rookie of the Year Award. Houston made his debut for Queensland in a pre-season trial against his old club the Waratahs.
Houston Left Bath to re-join Queensland Reds in the Summer of 2016 with hopes of furthering his international career. Following the end of the Reds season Houston resigned for Bath on a short-term deal. Houston scored the final try in his first match back for Bath, a 37–22 victory over Worcester Warriors.
In 2016, Houston was named in the Wallabies preliminary 39-man squad for the 2016 series against England after it was announced that he would be returning to the Queensland Reds, but he had to wait another four months until October that year to make his test debut, coming off the bench to replace Lopeti Timani against Argentina in London for the final match of the 2016 Rugby Championship.
- "Queensland Reds Profile". Queensland Rugby. 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008.
- "Reds sign Houston". Television New Zealand. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
- "BBC Bath Sign Leroy Houston".
- "Leroy Houston: Bath forward leaves club to rejoin Super Rugby's Queensland Reds". BBC Sport. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Leroy Houston: Bath re-sign back-rower on short-term deal". BBC Sport. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Association, Press (17 September 2016). "Leroy Houston makes dream return as Bath battle back to beat Worcester". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- Hodge survives first Wallabies cut
- "Two interception tries help Australia beat Argentina". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 8 October 2016. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.