Howard had senior experience as both outside half and full back for Llandovery in two spells, Neath and Aberavon, also in two spells. He was a Welsh Cup winner with Llandovery. His Aberavon debut was on August 13, 2011, but left after 38 appearances. He came back in August 2014 and played on for another ten matches, having scored 85 points. He then switched to a coaching role and proved exceedingly popular. In May 2021 he finished through pressure of business, but in mid-September he was welcomed back.