2019 was a big year for lock forward Josh King.
Not only did he consistently force his way into the nib Newcastle Knights first grade squad, but he also notched his 50th game in the NRL.
King had to do things the hard way in 2019, with the Knights strong forward pack always going to be hard to break into. Thankfully for King, he never looked out of place when lined up alongside Origin regulars David Klemmer and Tim Glasby.
Injury did unfortunately play its part in King’s season, with a severe cork keeping him out for a number of weeks mid-year.
King only ended up playing five games in the Canterbury Cup, with the 24-year-old averaging over 100 metres per game in reserve grade.
Towards the end of the season King cemented his spot in the top grade and was impressive in his 13 appearances for the Knights.
King ended up notching well over 200 post contact metres and ran for over 670 metres in total.
With new coach Adam O’Brien incoming, King looks set to take his game to a new level in 2020.