World Club Challenge winner joins Featherstone for 2019

Featherstone have snapped up NRL hooker Cameron King on a one-year contract.

The 27-year-old found himself without a club after parting ways with Parramatta Eels at the end of last season and those with a Genting Bet Sport promo code 2019 may see Featherstone’s play-off odds boosted by the move.

Since making his NRL debut back in 2010, King has made 43 first-grade appearances in total for St George Illawarra Dragons, North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta.

On signing King, Featherstone coach Ryan Carr said: “I’m very excited to have Cameron joining our club for the 2019 season.

“He is a very talented hooker with plenty of NRL experience and will be a huge asset for us at Featherstone this year.

“Having known Cameron personally for quite a few years, I know what a great person he is to have in a club. His work ethic and commitment are extremely professional, and he will bring great leadership both on and off the field.

“He has played in a lot of quality NRL systems from a young age and still has a lot of great footy ahead of him, so I’m very excited to be working with him and having him at our club for the upcoming season.”

King scored the winning try in the 2011 World Club Challenge when St George Illawarra beat Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.

That was the only try he scored for the Dragons, who he made 18 appearances for in four seasons.

He would leave the field shortly after his try after rupturing his pectoral muscle trying to tackle Sam Tomkins.

In 2012, he was named as a rookie to watch in the NRL, but struggled for first team chances and despite being heavily linked with a move to Wayne Bennett’s Newcastle Knights, he would eventually leave for North Queensland Cowboys ahead of the 2014 season.

Last season, he started as Parramatta’s first choice hooker but suffered a serious concussion in the second game of the season against Manly, but after playing the following week, he was then dropped to the reserve grade for two months.

He would end the season with 11 appearances for the Eels as they finished bottom of the NRL to claim their 14th wooden spoon, and he was released.

Since then, he took to social media in a desperate plea to find a new club for 2019.

In the end, Featherstone have come up trumps and add a second World Club Challenge winner to their ranks, having already signed forward Brett Delaney from Leeds.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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