Casino’s ex-NRL player King passes on tips to juniors at camp

TRAINING CAMP: Matt King, Andrew Ryan and Kirisome Auva’a with Group 1 junior rugby league players in Lismore.
TRAINING CAMP: Matt King, Andrew Ryan and Kirisome Auva’a with Group 1 junior rugby league players in Lismore.

CASINO product and former National Rugby League player Matt King held a training camp with Group 1 juniors at St John's College Woodlawn this week.

King was joined by South Sydney Rabbitohs premiership-winning centre Kirisome Auva'a and retired Bulldogs and NSW Origin second-rower Andrew Ryan.

About 28 kids attended the camp, which was supported by Country Rugby League and South Sydney.

King, who retired at the end of the 2013 season, now works as an assistant coach with the Rabbitohs.

"Matt was very enthusiastic to work with young players from his junior rugby league area," CRL regional manager Kevin Hill said.

"It was an opportunity to learn and educate them on all aspects of becoming an NRL player."

Ryan also conducted an information session with players' parents at the completion of the two-day camp.

He played 274 games for the Parramatta Eels and Canterbury Bulldogs in his 12-year career.

King played NRL with the Melbourne Storm and South Sydney.

The 34-year-old also spent four years in the English Super League with the Warrington Wolves.