Kris Keating

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Kris Keating
Kris Keating, Bulldogs five-eighth, at McDonald's Park.jpg
Keating in 2012
Personal information
Full name Kristopher Keating
Nickname "Keats"
Born (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 26)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Scrum-half, Stand-off, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–10 Parramatta Eels 41 4 3 0 22
2011–13 Canterbury Bulldogs 47 7 0 0 28
2014 Hull Kingston Rovers 24 5 0 0 20
2015– St. George Illawarra 0 0 0 0 0
Total 112 16 3 0 70
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–12 City Origin 2 1 0 0 4
As of 8 November 2014
Source: RLP

Kristopher Keating (born 26 November 1988 in Sydney, New South Wales), is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. He plays as a scrum-half and can operate as a stand-off or hooker.

He is the younger brother of Burleigh Bears player Matt Keating.

Keating attended Westfields Sports High School, and in 2005 played for the Australian Schoolboys team.[1]

After the sudden departure of Brett Finch in early April 2009, Keating was rushed into the starting side for the Parramatta Eels, playing the role of stand-off. Due to his small stature and quick acceleration, opposition defenders have trouble tackling him, and he has broken the defensive line on numerous occasions in his short first-grade NRL career.

He broke his jaw in Round 10 in 2009 against the Manly Sea Eagles and couldn't make a comeback in the same season.

In 2010 he was named on the bench and came on for some short stints at hooker. After a poor display from Parramatta's early rounds, some changes were made and Kris Keating was named in the starting squad playing in the stand-off position. In succession to his form he was called up to the representative grades, playing stand-off for his City of Origin.

In June 2010, Keating signed with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs starting from 2011.[2]

Currently he lives in Kingston upon Hull.

After the departure of talismanic scrum-half captain Michael Dobson at the end of the 2013 Super League season. Kris Keating was signed by Hull KR for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Keating only missed four games in the 2014 season, he missed two successive games because of injury, against Hull FC on Good Friday and a fixture against the Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday respectively. Keating was also dropped from the Hull KR squad because of poor form, for the trip to the capital to visit the London Broncos. He also missed Hull Kingston Rovers final game of the 2014 season, against the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Kris scored 5 tries in 24 appearances in 2014, his debut season in the First Utility Super League.[3]

On 8 November 2014, Keating signed a 1-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2015.[4]

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