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  • Cameron King (born 17 September 1991 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Parramatta Eels of the National Rugby League. A goal-kicking hooker, he made his NRL debut for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in 2010 with whom he won the 2011 World Club Challenge.

    King's junior rugby league football clubs were the Wagga Kangaroos, Queanbeyan Blues and Hustville United.

    After moving to Sydney in 2005, he began playing in the St. George Junior Rugby League Football Competition for Hurstville United Junior Rugby League Football Club.

    He attended and graduated from Endeavour Sports High School in Taren Point, New South Wales, where he captained the senior team and received the Endeavour Sports High School 'Player Of The Year Award' in 2009.

    King was a member of the St. George Dragons S. G. Ball Cup team in 2008. He debuted in round 1 against Parramatta Eels at Cabramatta Sports Ground on 16 February 2008.

    King's form resulted in him becoming a member of the St. George Illawarra Dragons under-20's Toyota Cup team in 2008. He debuted in round 19 against Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park Stadium on 21 July 2008.

    While attending Endeavour Sports High School in 2009, King captained the Australian Schoolboys team which beat the Great Britain Community Lions team on two occasions with the scores of 66-0 and 66-18. King was named the most valuable player in each match and went on to win "Man of the Series" as well as the Great Britain Community Lions coaches award.

    That same year he also captained the New South Wales under-18s side which beat Queensland's under-18s 26-6. In an interview with The Leader after winning, he said that he, "actually learnt to hate Queensland."

    King played for Endeavour Sports High School in the 2009 ARL Schoolboy Cup.

    In July 2009, he represented NSWCHS (NSW Combined High Schools) in the under-18's division. He won the 'man of the match' in one game and was named MVP for the series.

    In December 2009, he won the Val Lembit Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding sportsman in NSW, awarded by the Combined High Schools.

    King also received the 'DAU Medal', a medal in recognition of an individual, who has made the most outstanding on and off field contribution to the rugby league program at Endeavour Sports High School.

    Brad Kelly, a teacher at the school, said "2009 was a pretty stellar year for him, he has probably achieved more this year than any other student who has gone through our rugby league program."

    King made his first grade debut against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Jubilee Oval in round 26 on 5 September 2010. The Dragons defeated the Rabbitohs 38-24 and won the J. J. Giltinan Shield in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,274 people.

    King was selected to play for the 2010 Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis. The match was held at Westpac Stadium Wellington on 23 October. Australia won 24-16. King scored 1 try and kicked 2 goals. He then played in the second game of the series at Rotorua International Stadium on 31 October 2010. King converted two tries, scoring a total of 4 points. Australia lost 20-36.

    On 13 January 2011 King was named in the "Blues in waiting" squad. A three-day camp from 21–23 January at Homebush was coordinated by coach Ricky Stuart for players who he believed had potential to feature in future New South Wales Origin teams.

    On 1 February 2011 King was earmarked by The Daily Telegraph as a future NRL superstar in an article that also featured Dragons Toyota Cup team mates, Beau Henry and Kalifa Faifai-Loa.

    King was given the opportunity to start at hooker for the annual Charity Shield match, against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, that was held at Stadium Australia on 13 February 2011, due to the absence of hooker Dean Young to injury and with Nathan Fien filling in at five eighth for Jamie Soward who was on representative duty for the annual All Stars Match.

    On 22 February 2011 it was confirmed that King had re-signed with the Dragons for a further two years. In an interview with The Leader upon re-signing, King said "I’m happy here...It’s a good club to be at and I didn’t feel the need to look anywhere else."

    King was selected to play in the 2011 World Club Challenge on 27 February 2011 at DW Stadium against the 2010 Super League premiers, the Wigan Warriors. He came off the bench and in the 55th minute managed to dummy his marker from a metre out of the try line before barging over to score his first try for the Red V and one that would prove to be the game winner. Dragons went on to win the game 21-15 in front of 24,268 fans. He left the field shortly after scoring his try when he ruptured his pectoral muscle trying to tackle Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins.

    On 5 August 2011, King made a successful comeback from the injury sustained during the World Cup Challenge by coming off the bench with a strong 50-minute performance in the Dragons under-20s 28-0 win against Wests Tigers at the Sydney Football Stadium in round 22. He went on to play the last 5 games of the season.

    On 16 October 2011, King played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis, at Ausgrid Stadium.

    In an article by Fox Sports, King was mentioned as a "rookie to watch" and a contender for the 2012 NRL rookie of the year award.

    On 11 March 2012, the day after St. George Illawarra player Beau Scott had signed with the Newcastle Knights, it was reported by the media that ex Dragons coach Wayne Bennett was also attempting to poach King to the Knights. As Wayne Bennett got off the Knights' team bus at Toyota Stadium as the Newcastle Knights were playing the Cronulla Sharks, an irate Dragons fan let him know what she thought of his poaching of Beau Scott and speculation that rookie hooker Cameron King may also be Newcastle-bound. "Don't you take Cameron King off us," the woman screamed as she poked her finger in Bennett's face. "You've taken Beau Scott and Darius Boyd and all those others, but don't you take Cameron King."

    On 12 April 2012, it was confirmed that King had re-signed with the Dragons for a further two years which will see him stay at the club until at least the end of the 2014 season. Upon re-signing, King said "It’s good. I’m really happy. I didn’t really want to leave and I’m happy to be here for another two years,’’ he said. ‘‘It was the best thing for me and my family at the moment. I’ve got a lot of family in Sydney and to move anywhere else would have been hard." "I'm really excited to have re-signed with the Dragons. We are a very proud club, I really enjoy being here and they have been great to me. We have a lot of young talented guys coming through the ranks and a great group of established senior players. I believe the club has a big future and I want to be a part of it."

    On 4 July 2012, King. along with team mates David Gower, Michael Lett and Jack Stockwell. played for the NSW Cup Representative side against the Queensland Residents at Suncorp Stadium. The match was a curtain raiser to the 2012 State Of Origin game III decider.

    On 25 September 2013, King signed with the North Queensland Cowboys. At the time King Said "The Cowboys have given me the chance to play some more regular NRL and an additional year so I am looking forward to this and am thankful to the Dragons to allow me the chance to take up this opportunity."

    King started his career for the Cowboys by playing in their reserve grade feeder team Northern Pride RLFC in the Queensland Cup.

    Cameron debuted for the North Queensland Cowboys in their round 9 win over the Brisbane Broncos.

    In the round 10 match against the Sydney Roosters, while attempting to make a tackle, King ruptured the ACL in his left knee four minutes from full-time. "King's been a turning point for us," said teammate Brent Tate, "so it's really disappointing."

    On 13 August 2015, King signed a 1-year contract with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2016.

    In February, King was a member of the Eels Auckland Nines squad that triumphed over the New Zealand Warriors 22-4 to win their maiden Auckland 9's title. The Parramatta Eels were later stripped of the Auckland Nines title and, due to salary cap restraints, King was forced to play outside the NRL squad for the remainder of the season with reserve grade team Wentworthville Magpies.

    In November, it was announced by the Parramatta Eels that King was re-signed for a further year.

    In an interview with the Daily Telegraph in December, King thanked his friendship to former NRL player Kyle Stanley for his career and the help he was given during every injury set-back. “He was just so inspirational,’’ King said. “We have been best mates since we were 15 and I have never met a tougher man. What I was going through was nothing compared to what he had copped and he really put it into perspective.’’ “He will be on the field with me every game I ever play,’’ King said. “I have made a promise to write his name on my wrist every time I take the field.’’

    King was named at hooker to make his NRL debut for the Eels in their round 17 clash with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

    King's brother-in-law is former international Greg Alexander, who is married to King’s oldest sister Tanya.

    His father, Stephen King played lower grades at the Penrith Panthers in the 1970s. He later went on to play in country towns Wellington, Coonamble, Condobolin, Mudgee before taking up a captain/coaching role for Brothers and Turvey Park in the local Wagga Rugby League Competition Group 9 Rugby League and Group 13 Rugby League respectively.

    Statistics are correct as at 2017 season
  • 2008
  • S. G. Ball Cup Debut: - Round 1, St. George Dragons v Parramatta Eels at Cabramatta Sports Ground, 16 February 2008.

    NYC Debut: - Round 19, St. George Illawarra Dragons v Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park Stadium, 21 July 2008.

  • 2009
  • Australian Schoolboys Team captain.

    ARL Schoolboy Cup Member.

    New South Wales Under-18s Captain.

    New South Wales CHS Under-18s Captain.

  • 2010
  • First Grade Debut: - Round 26, St. George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Jubilee Oval, 5 September 2010.

    Minor Premiership won.

    Australian Junior Kangaroos member.

  • 2011
  • Charity Shield victory.

    World Club Challenge victory.

    Australian Junior Kangaroos member.

  • 2012
  • Charity Shield victory.

    New South Wales Cup Debut: - Round 1, Illawarra Cutters v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at WIN Stadium, Wollongong, 3 March 2012.

    New South Wales Cup Origin Representative.

  • 2014
  • Queensland Cup Debut: - Round 1, Northern Pride v Mackay Cutters.

    North Queensland Cowboys Debut: - Round 9, North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos at Willows Sports Complex, 9 May 2014.

  • 2016
  • NRL Auckland Nines victory.

  • 2017
  • Parramatta Eels Debut: - Round 17, Parramatta Eels v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Stadium Australia, 29 June 2017.



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