Matt King

Matt King

South Sydney Rabbitohs back Matt King has confirmed he will retire from playing Rugby League at the end of the 2013 season bringing an end to a glittering club and representative career.

King, who turned 33 years of age last week, made his first grade debut playing for the Melbourne Storm against the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium in round 24 on 22 August 2003.

King has gone on to play 203 first grade games to date including 91 matches for the Storm, 89 matches for the Warrington Wolves in the English Super League, and 23 NRL matches to date for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

King played in two Grand Finals for the Storm in 2006 and 2007, winning the Grand Final in the 2007 season.
King also won back-to-back Challenge Cup titles with Warrington in 2009 and 2010, as well as the League Leaders trophy in 2011.

King has also represented Australia on ten occasions, NSW in nine State of Origin games, Country Origin in three matches, and was selected in the ESL Exiles team in 2011.

King said he hopes to continue an association with Rugby League and the Rabbitohs following this season.