Alex King (rugby union)

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Alex King
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Birth nameAlexander David King
Date of birth (1975-01-17) 17 January 1975 (age 44)
Place of birthBrighton, Sussex, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight91 kg (14 st 5 lb; 201 lb)
SchoolBrighton College
UniversityBristol University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Backs Coach
Current team Montpellier
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Rosslyn Park
Bristol University
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Clermont Auvergne
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–2003 England 5
Teams coached
Years Team
Clermont Auvergne (Backs Coach)
Northampton Saints (Backs Coach)
Wales (Attack Coach)
Montpellier (Backs Coach)

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

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 final 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. For the 2017 Six Nations Championship, he has assumed the role of attack coach for the Wales national rugby union team.


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