Alex King

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Alex King
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Full name Alexander David King
Date of birth (1975-01-17) 17 January 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Brighton, Sussex, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 14 st 6 lb (91 kg)
School Brighton College
University Bristol University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Hove RFC, Rosslyn Park, Bristol University
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996 - 2007
2007 -2008
London Wasps
ASM Clermont Auvergne
correct as of 11 November 2007.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997 - England 5

Alexander David King (born 17 January 1975 in Brighton) is a rugby union footballer who played at fly-half for ASM Clermont Auvergne and formerly Wasps. King is currently a coach at ASM Clermont Auvergne. King attended Brighton College and Bristol University but started his rugby career with Hove RFC.

He has been capped by England and the Barbarians. The former Rosslyn Park player joined Wasps in 1996 and helped them win the League that year. He scored a try on his England debut against Argentina in 1997 and made his first Test appearance at Twickenham as a replacement against South Africa in 1998. He kicked Wasps to victory in the 2000 Tetley’s Bitter Cup final.

He earned his most recent cap against Wales in a World Cup warm up match in Cardiff in August 2003. However, an injury acquired during the game ultimately affected his selection prospects for the World Cup and he stayed at home. In the Zurich Premiership he had enjoyed a glittering climax to 2003, being 'man of the match' in the Premiership final and amassing 24 points, as Wasps beat Gloucester 39-3. He finished as the leading Premiership points scorer, including play offs, with 284 points. He was a kingpin of the Wasps team which won the Zurich Premiership and Heineken Cup double in the season 2003-04.


After retiring he worked as a backs coach with ASM Clermont Auvergne. At the end of 2012 it was announced that he would go to Northampton Saints as their backs coach for the start of the 2013/14 season.


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