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Alex King 2003/2004

Alex King

One of the brightest talents in the English game Alex joined Wasps at the start of the '96/97 season and played a major part in bringing to league championship to the club.

Alex went through a bad patch a couple seasons ago as a series of injuries robbed him of chances for both club and country and upon his return to the Wasps line-up came into a team teetering on the edge of the relegation zone.

Alex took over the kicking duties from Kenny Logan in March that season and for the most part was consistent with the boot. Although he kept the fans on the edge of their seats during the Tetley Bitter Cup Final 2000, it was his conversion at the end of the game that put Saints out of contention.

King was left out of the World Cup squad in 1999, but bounced back to regain his spot. However, a shoulder injury forced him to pull out of Clive Woodward's squad for the tour of South Africa summer 2000.

He returned to full fitness in October 2000 earning an instant recall to the England squad and toured with the squad to America and Canada in summer 2001.

London Wasps will look to King to spearhead all attacking play. He has proven on more than one occasion that he has Big Match Temperament, with a last minute drop goal to secure at draw at Bath. When King is on song with the boot, he rules supreme.

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Alex King's Details
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Position: Flyhalf
Weight: 92kgs / 14st 7lbs
Height: 183cm / 6ft 0ins
Date of Birth: 17/01/1975
Place of Birth: Brighton
Former Clubs: Northampton Saints, Wasps, Rosslyn Park, ASM Clermont Auvergne
Representative Honours: , England A, England U19
Debut Match: Saracens 08/09/1996
Joined Club: July 1996
Left Club: July 2007
Heroes: Muhammed Ali
Hobbies: Beating Mark Denney at golf, cooking, reading
Describe Yourself: Hard working, skilful and composed
Ups: Member of Six Nations squad that won the championship, Tetley Bitter Cup win.
Downs: losing European quarter-final to Northampton
Alex's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Club Appearances: 21 269
Replacement Apps: 1 18
Tries: - 29
Goals: 35 225
Drop Goals: 2 51
Penalties: 31 258
Total Points: 169 1522
Alex's Test Stats: Win Rate Total
Country Won: 4  Drawn: -  Lost: 1 England
Appearances 5
Tries 1
Conversions 3
Penalties 3
Drop Goals 1
International Points 23