Max King (rugby league)

Max King
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Personal information
Full name Maxwell King[1]
Born (1997-05-04) 4 May 1997 (age 24)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Lock, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017–19 Gold Coast Titans 38 1 0 0 4
2019– Melbourne Storm 12 1 0 0 4
Total 50 2 0 0 8
As of 13 November 2020
Source: [2]

Max King (born 4 May 1997) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL.

He played for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League.

Background

King was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. His great-grandfather, Cec, played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs from 1945 to 1946, his grandfather, Johnny, was a seven-time premiership winner with the St George Dragons and his father, David, played for the Gold Coast Seagulls from 1991 to 1992.[3]

He grew up in Maitland and was educated at All Saints College, Maitland. It was there where he represented NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Rugby League team. He is a West Maitland Wallaroo junior, King was signed by North Sydney Bears Harold Matthews Cup side in 2013 and then Newcastle Knights SG Ball Cup side in 2015, before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans.[4][5]

Playing career

Early career

In 2016 and 2017, King played for the Gold Coast Titans' NYC team.[6][7]

2017

In round 3 of the 2017 NRL season, King made his NRL debut for the Titans against the Parramatta Eels.[8][9]

2018

In round 9 of the 2018 season, King scored his first NRL try in the Titans' 18-32 loss to the Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium.[10]

2019

Mid-season saw King traded to the Melbourne Storm. In round 23 of the 2019 season, King made his Melbourne Storm debut against his former club Titans at AAMI Park. He had his jersey presented to him by former Storm player Jason Ryles.

2020

In round 20 of the 2020 NRL season, King played his 50th NRL match, during the match King was placed on report for a hip drop tackle on St. George Illawarra forward Blake Lawrie. Due to the intent shown from King the tackle was referred straight to judiciary. King was later suspended for three matches by the judiciary costing himself a chance of playing in the 2020 NRL Grand Final. The tackle was described as being ugly and premeditated.[11]

References

  1. ^ CRAIG KERRY1 Jun 2015, 8:48 p.m. (1 June 2015). "Hunter league quintet in NSW side for Australian titles | Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 17 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Max King - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 19 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ NRL Digital Media. "King Continues Family Tradition". Titans. Retrieved 20 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ NRL Digital Media. "SG BALL TEAMS ROUND 5". NSWRL. Retrieved 8 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Josh Callinan18 Jan 2013, 4 a.m. (18 January 2013). "New King makes his mark in league big time". The Maitland Mercury. Retrieved 8 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "K". Nyc Database. Retrieved 17 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Tim Costello (28 February 2017). "Holden Cup Under 20's - 2017 Round 1 SQUADS". League Unlimited. Retrieved 17 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Updated team lists: Titans v Eels". NRL.com. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ NRL Digital Media. "NRL LATE MAIL: Titans v Eels". Titans. Retrieved 17 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "NRL 2018 - Round 9 - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 9 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Storm prop Max King cops three-game ban for 'ugly, premeditated' tackle". www.foxsports.com.au.

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