Keating in 2012
|Full name||Kristopher Keating|
26 November 1988 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (13 st 8 lb)|
|Position||Scrum-half, Stand-off, Hooker|
As of 1 May 2018
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 hade trouble tackling him, and he successfully broke the defensive line on numerous occasions during his 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 Eels’ 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.
After the departure of talismanic scrum-half captain Michael Dobson (rugby league) from Hull Kingston Rovers 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 F.C. on Good Friday and a fixture against the Catalans 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 Super League season, against the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
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