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Jason King quietly relinquishes Sea Eagles captaincy

Discussion in 'News' started by castle eagle, Aug 16, 2014.

By castle eagle on Aug 16, 2014 at 4:19 PM
  1. castle eagle

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    RE: Sea Eagles star defers decision on his future

    Jason King will always be a leader at Manly. But his days of captaining the club ended some time ago.

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Discussion in 'News' started by castle eagle, Aug 16, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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      Jason King will always be a leader at Manly. But his days of captaining the club ended some time ago.

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    2. Jethro

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      Jason King will always be a leader at Manly. But his days of captaining the club ended some time ago.

      In the off-season, King approached coach Geoff Toovey about his role as co-captain a[​IMG]longside Jamie Lyon.

      Having spent considerable time on the sidelines, the veteran prop believed the team would be best served being led by Lyon, allowing him to concentrate on regaining his fitness.

      Keen Sea Eagles observers would have noted that King hasn't represented the club at post-game press conferences or had the (c) beside his name on the team sheets.

      There was no announcement from the club about the move. King was happy to go about his business in his understated way.

      "I thought it was probably the best thing for the team, that was at the front of my mind," King said.

      "I've had a lot of dramas with injuries over the last few years and it's probably more a need to concentrate on my own performance and getting myself right.

      "It's probably something I needed to do to tick the individual box before I could be a leader in the team.

      "Coming off the bench, Jamie is leading the team at this stage."

      King, off contract at the end of the season, remains a key part of the Sea Eagles leadership group.

      Just two games shy of his 200th first grade appearance, the 33-year-old has played all of his football for Manly, save for 22 appearances for the Northern Eagles.

      "I contribute and help out this team in any way I can," King said.

      "I'm very honoured to play at the Sea Eagles and honoured to be a leader here. If I can do anything to assist this team, I'll certainly do that."

      The former NSW forward is coy about his future, delaying any decision on his playing career until the end of the season. He has graduated from university with a business administration degree and is close to completing the law component, making him one of the few props qualified to be a lawyer.

      "I'll try to combine the three areas of experience or background – law, business administration and the experience of being a professional rugby league player," he said.

      "It's not something I'm focusing on now, I know I'm at the back end of my career. I'll just focus on game performance and team performance for now."

      The Sea Eagles forwards are still smarting after being dominated by their South Sydney counterparts last weekend. The grand finalists take on the Gold Coast on Sunday in what will be Neil Henry's first game in charge as head coach of the Titans.
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      http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/veteran-prop-jason-king-quietly-relinquishes-manly-sea-eagles-captaincy-20140816-104vme.html
       
    3. damiennp90

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      Well done Kingy. One of our players doing something he thinks is good for the club and team. With no announcement or blabbing to the media. Well done. Respect.
       
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    4. Chip and Chase

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      How old is this article ?? Kingy played his 200th game for Manly earlier this year
       
    5. Jethro

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    6. Chip and Chase

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      Some good fact checking then.
       

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