Johnny King

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Johnny Cecil King
Born
Thursday, 2nd July, 1942
Current Age
75 years and 292 days
Place Of Birth
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
David King
Grandson
Max King
Father
Cec King

Biography

Brilliant winger established a record unlikely to be beaten when he scored tries in six successive grand final victories (1960-65). Originally from Gilgandra but brought up through the St George juniors King was the sole try-scorer in two grand finals (1961 & 1964) while his controversial try in the 1963 decider denied Wests the premiership. A lawn-mower accident almost resulted in the loss of his foot in October 1964 but he went on to become the greatest try-scorer in the St George club history (143t). He was also the season's leading try-scorer in 1961 (20t) and 1965 (15t). A NSW rep in four matches between 1963-65 it was not until 1966 that King made his Test debut (he had been a non-playing reserve in 1963). One of the best finishers in the game, the left flankman appeared in 13 Tests, including all six on the 1967-68 Kangaroo Tour. In 1970 he played in three matches for NSW after a five-year absence and was selected in all three Tests in an injury-ridden Australian team against Great Britain. King appeared in just one first grade match in 1971 before heading off to play in the country. In 1974 he coached Western Division to win the inaugural midweek Amco Cup competition before taking over the reins at Souths in 1976 following one of the worst seasons in the club’s history. King achieved good results but although his coaching career in Sydney stalled he enjoyed the satisfaction of coaching Country Seconds to an upset win over City in 1984.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1966-68, 1970 15 8 -   - 24 8 6 1 53.33% Match list
Overall 1966-1970 15 8 0   0 24 8 6 1 53.33% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1966-1968 2 2 -   - 6 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1968 2 2 0   0 6 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1963-64, 1966-67, 1969-70 11 12 5   - 46 9 1 1 81.82% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1966-70 5 3 -   - 9 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1963-1970 16 15 5   0 55 14 1 1 87.50% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1960 ? 7 -   - 21  
St George NSWRFL 1961 ? 20 -   - 60  
St George NSWRFL 1962 ? 16 -   - 48  
St George NSWRFL 1963 ? 15 -   - 45  
St George NSWRFL 1964 ? 12 -   - 36  
St George NSWRFL 1965 ? 15 -   - 45  
St George NSWRFL 1966 ? 11 5   - 43  
St George NSWRFL 1967 ? 14 -   - 42  
St George NSWRFL 1968 ? 6 -   - 18  
St George NSWRFL 1969 ? 16 -   - 48  
St George NSWRFL 1970 ? 10 2   - 34  
St George NSWRFL 1971 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1960-1971 ? 143 7   0 443 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1960-71 ? 143 7   - 443 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1960-1971 ? 143 7   0 443 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1960-67, 1969-70 13 143 8   - 445 8 5 0 61.54% Match list
Overall 1960-1971 13 143 8   0 445 8 5 0 61.54% Match list

Your Say

Polymath says: A winger with the knack of scoring a try when it counted most, esp in the big games. Terrifically safe in defence and as a finisher, a winger's winger!

Under-utilised as a coach, took a team of amateur nobodys to success in the first mid-week cup and had his career with Souths unhappily truncated. (07/05/2012)

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