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Jason King

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,894 /65
    Not quite the fairytale try finish for the big fella, but what should not go unnoticed is the beautiful bit of skill he put on in that last try transfering the ball to Hiku

    Great effort and well deserved for the big unit
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    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +8,066 /174
      He just missed out on that kick back towards the post earlier too.
      But that pass. WOW!
    • The Eagle Has Landed

      The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

      +485 /8
      He would of loved that win like the rest of us have.
      His last flukey pass was unbelievable.
    • Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

      +1,177 /19
      How about that from Kingy! Whenever he has tried to pass the ball everytime for 10 years it has almost always ended in a knock on or lost ball UNTIL THE VERY LAST PASS AT BROOKIE!!! Unbelievable!!!!!!
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      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,355 /56
        A very nice touch in that final try.
        I would have loved to be at the fence for the victory lap after today's game to say a big thankyou to the big fella.
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        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

          +19,684 /383
          I was, and it was great !!
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +19,035 /368
            Lovely to see him have a group photo with the Team and his young Family :heart:

            Hopefully Kingy will get the CC Medal on the 5th October :)
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            • RiverEagle

              RiverEagle New Member

              +1,055 /0
              I'm an optimist most of the time, as you know, with these things...

              That desire for Kingy there is more than a baby-step too far!


              End of the day, a well-deserved result at Brookie, for the grand old Kingdog.

              He'll remember this arvo the rest of his life, guarenteed.
            • doc

              doc Active Member

              +126 /7
              Was a great day for Kingy.
              It was a pity Gifty wasn't there for the crowd to say thanks. Hopefully he can get a medal on GF day??
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              • StuBoot

                StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                +1,065 /9
                Should have given him the last conversion from the sideline.
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                • ALinda

                  ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  +1,750 /16
                  A nice touch after Tommy scored THAT try, was him giving Kingy a hug and saying "that was for you mate" :D
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                  • Mals

                    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                    +1,652 /39
                    Former Manly enforcer Jason King raising the bar for NRL players
                    January 25, 2016 12:00am
                    Paul Crawley
                    The Daily Telegraph

                    FOR 17 years Jason King lived a double life. On the field the former Manly enforcer was respected as one of the toughest players of his generation, who achieved more than his potential ever promised through the sheer size of his heart.

                    From playing State of Origin to captaining his premiership-winning club in a career that spanned 14 seasons.

                    But for those who knew him best, his efforts away from footy were always just as inspirational.

                    In what has to be one of the great lessons for every young NRL player on how best to use their time away from the game, the now 34-year-old is counting down the days to when he finally graduates with his second university degree, this time in law.

                    “I started at Macquarie University in 1999 and it is going to come to an end on February 4,” King said.

                    “When I graduated with a business administration degree in 2006 it was one of the best achievements of my life.

                    “I was the first person in my family to study at university. That was a special day.

                    “Come this year when I graduate again it is going to be special.

                    “I achieved more than I could have dreamed of playing rugby league and I was very fortunate to be a professional rugby league player, it was a fantastic experience.

                    “But to achieve something like this outside of the game is really special, considering the level of commitment it took and the hours and the sacrifices it took to get to this point.”

                    And the proud father of two said he couldn’t have done it without the support of his wife.

                    “Jackie has pretty much endured the lot, she is the real star,” King said.

                    “Jackie has been by my side from the very beginning and has supported me through the roller-coaster ride of professional sport, helping me deal with the highs and lows.

                    “In addition to that, Jackie has also encouraged and supported my studies which have been quite intense in the past year.

                    “Whilst I was locked in my study for hours on end, weekend after weekend, Jackie was looking after our two little munchkins as well as running her physiotherapy practice.

                    “It was an unbelievable effort on her behalf.

                    “And it will be a big relief for the both of us.”

                    So often you hear stories relating to how tough it is for professional sportsman to adjust to their post-career lives.

                    But after taking on a role with the NRL this year as one of the game’s new ambassadors, King said he would encourage more young players to make the most of their time in the game.

                    “Absolutely. It is great to see a number of professional players pursuing apprenticeships or traineeships or studying or community work,” he said.

                    “In any occupation an interest outside of your day-to-day job is important and often contributes to success in your job. It is all about balance.

                    “This is no different for a footballer. It is even more important because you only have a limited amount of time as a professional player.

                    “Players are coming to the realisation that as well as playing football they have to find the time to find another interest or passion. Whenever I get the opportunity I encourage all the young guys to find their second passion.

                    “The NRL has been fantastic, they have certainly supported me and there is support there if you ask for it.”
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                    • Loobs

                      Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

                      +9,080 /306
                      Wasn't he interning at a firm back in like 2014 or something? I also thought the max amount of time you could do it in was like 10 years. ****, wonder how well he remembers the subjects he did last century.

                      But, still a great achievement and good on him for sticking it out.
                    • brad

                      brad Well-Known Member

                      +4,357 /159
                      This is why i have always admired this guy . The gentle giant off the field , a great husband , a great dad and a great role model for anyone . Anasta , fittler ,johns and all the other clowns on tv big noting and loving the spotlight wouldn't hold a candle to our big unit called jason king.
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                      • Mals

                        Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +1,652 /39
                        I'm pretty sure it was a double degree Loobs
                      • Mal Cochrane

                        Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

                        +593 /4
                        most approachable footy player I've met, even once on the Gold Coast with some manly players and i was smashed. Always gave you a bit of time.
                      • rmd

                        rmd Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +251 /11
                        He was so highly regarded by other players as being one of the toughest they'd faced yet he did get some criticism on this site to the extent his nickname was 'Princess' (as derived as being the son of a King but more like a daughter) and it probably wasn't deserved, but 'stuck' among many fans, probably more so as a term of endearment than derision.

                        I fondly remember that game against Souths at Central Coast when he just 'lost it' against them in the second half and it lifted the playing group to a memorable win.

                        He was largely unheralded by fans but greatly respected by other players and that says a lot. he did what he had to do and was rewarded with representative awards and premierships because of it.

                        I have never met him, but people I know who have say he is one of the most modest, approachable, nicest, and, for an NRL player, one of the most articulate they have met. Manly did well when they had King and Kite in the front row, two genuine leaders of people as is being shown even more now.
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                        • SeaEagleRock8

                          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                          +10,573 /215
                          I've met him and this is true.
                        • Mals

                          Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                          +1,652 /39
                          +1 - top bloke when I met him :thumbsup:
                        • Loobs

                          Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

                          +9,080 /306
                          I thought it said he did business and then started a law degree. Either way good on him - you should never stop learning.

                          Maybe there's a future in politics.

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