Tom Kingston

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Tom Kingston
Full name Thomas Kingston
Date of birth (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School St Aloysius’ College
University Sydney University
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015− Sydney Stars 9 ((5))
Correct as of 3 November 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–13
2014–15
Waratahs
Rebels
29
12
((30)
(5))
Current local club Sydney University
Correct as of 7 July 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 Australia U20 5 ((10))
Correct as of 10 June 2013

Tom Kingston (born 19 June 1991) is an Australian professional rugby footballer. His usual position is outside centre or wing.[1] He has signed on to play for the Melbourne Rebels in 2014.

Early life[edit]

Kingston first started playing Rugby in Hong Kong and when his family returned to Australia he played junior rugby for the Mosman Whales before moving to play for the Manly Roos.[2] He showed promise in his junior rugby career while at St Aloysius' College. His performances earned him selection in the Australian U16 Merit Side in 2007.[3][4] Despite impressing selectors as a 17-year-old, Kingston missed out on playing for the Australian Schoolboys side in 2008, following a collarbone injury. He was selected in 2009 and earned four caps for his country.[5]

Rugby career[edit]

In 2011 he made his debut for the New South Wales Waratahs, and later that year was selected in the Australian Under 20s side to play in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy.[6] He was also selected for the Australian Sevens side in 2011, but had to forgo the opportunity to tour due to his commitments with the Waratahs.[7]

Kingston became a regular for the Waratahs in 2012. On the back of strong performances, he was named in the media as a potential candidate for the Wallabies but did not gain selection.[8] In late May 2013, he signed a two-year deal to join the Melbourne Rebels, starting in the 2014 Super Rugby season.[9][10][11]

He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[12]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 15 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2011 Waratahs 4 2 2 176 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2012 Waratahs 15 14 1 1097 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
2013 Waratahs 10 5 5 386 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2014 Rebels 12 5 7 474 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2015 Rebels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 41 26 15 2133 7 0 0 0 35 0 0

Honours[edit]

Individual

  • 2011 Young Waratah of the Year[13]

Smartest man in rugby[edit]

There was speculation Kingston might be the "smartest man in rugby" after he scored 104 out of 100 in his 2009 ATAR ranking – receiving a ranking of 99 based on his HSC marks, with five bonus additional points awarded due to his national representative achievements in rugby.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Georgina (2 March 2012). "Waratahs coach confident new combination will click". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Tom Kingston. Sydney Uni Elite Athlete Profile. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/sports/rugby/default.asp St Aloysius College
  4. ^ http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/community/wiki/tom-kingston/
  5. ^ http://austschools.rugbynet.com.au/default.asp?id=95976
  6. ^ http://www.waratahs.com.au/Waratahs/HSBCWaratahs/SuperRugbySquad/PlayerPage/tabid/182/playerid/35/Default.aspx Waratahs
  7. ^ "Aussie Thunderbolts feeling the heat heading into Darwin" (Press release). Australian Rugby Union. 20 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Payten, Iain (28 March 2012). "NSW Waratah Tom Kingston wings it towards a Wallabies jersey". Daily Telegraph. News. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Rebels Media Unit (31 May 2013). "Rebels sign Tom Kingston" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rebels sign out-of-favour winger for three years". Canberra Times. Fairfax. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Contenders - Outside Backs" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Newman, Beth (14 July 2016). "Rio Olympics: Australian Sevens teams announced". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  13. ^ http://www.waratahs.com.au/Waratahs/News/NewsArticle/tabid/157/ArticleID/3842/Default.aspx
  14. ^ Payten, Iain (15 February 2012). "Rookie Waratah Tom Kingston may be the smartest man in rugby". Daily Telegraph. News. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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