He said: “I’ve got a lot of faith in the amount of hard work I’m going to be putting in over the next few months. I know the more hard work I put in the easier the season will be.”
But King is aware of the challenge he faces if he wishes to cement a place in the Rabbitohs centres, and he spoke of his adoration for new team-mate, Greg Inglis.
“He (Inglis) is without doubt the most naturally talented player I’ve ever played with. Greg is a superstar and to play with him again is a blessing really.”
He added: “Coming back to the NRL is nerve wracking. It is without doubt the most premier rugby league competition in the world, and coming to such a great club with a strong history – nervous is probably a good way to put it.”