Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Toowoomba Flyer Laces Up for Return to Titans

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Toowoomba Flyer Laces Up for Return to Titans

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GOLD COAST: It's been nearly two years of pain and hard work, but Chris Walker hasn't once thought about walking away from rugby league.

Walker has been named for the Gold Coast to play in tonight's clash with the Bulldogs, his first NRL game since round 24, 2007 after two operations on ruptured Achilles tendons within five months.

Walker said his emotions almost got the better of him when coach John Cartwright pulled him aside at training on Tuesday to deliver the news.

"I was tempted to give him a big hug and give him some man love - it was great to have that feeling come back into my emotions," Walker said.

"I've been working towards it for the last 20 months and all the hard work has paid off, but there's a lot more hard work to come.

"There was never, ever a point during my injury time that I thought I'd walk away from the game.

"Hanging up the boots was never an option ... I always knew I could fight back."

The mountain Walker has climbed to get back on the field is matched by the changes he has made in his life off it. …

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