NRRRL: Fun times for King brothers playing with Dirrawongs

IT IS not hard to see why Northern United centre Bill King is enjoying his time at the Dirawongs in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League this season.

Not only is he one of the leading try-scorers in the competition but he is also playing alongside his brothers Charles, Chris and Noel King.

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The King brothers make up the spine of the team at centre, hooker, fullback and lock.

Bill, 29, and his older brother Chris have already scored 22 tries between them and will be the danger men when the Dirawongs take on Marist Brothers at Crozier Field, Lismore, tomorrow.

Bill has been in terrific form all season but is quick to give his teammates plenty of credit.

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Northern United’s Bill King takes on the defence during an NRRRL game against Lower Clarence last month.
CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Northern United’s Bill King takes on the defence during an NRRRL game against Lower Clarence last month. FILE

"I think there a better players on the field than me," he said.

"Alwyn (Roberts) plays out of his skin each week and Chris has been killing it at the back.

"This is the first time we (the King brothers) have all been together at once in the same side.

"It's pretty exciting and we have a lot of fun out there.

"Our dad is on the board and we thought it was a good chance to do it this year."

The Dirawongs are full of confidence after beating Murwillumbah, which had led the competition for most of the season.

King knows it's a danger game with Brothers beating Casino and Evans Head the following week after the Mustangs.

United will look to follow a similar blueprint that got them home 31-10 against Murwillumbah.

"Everyone was laughing and having a good time before the game," King said.

"Once we got in the sheds we switched on straight away and went on with it.

"We know a lot of the Brothers players and it was one of our hardest games of the season last time we played them."

It's a must win for Brothers, who are still a chance at sneaking into the semi-finals.

Kick-off is 1.30pm.

In other games:

Evans Head will look to remain at the top of the ladder when they host Byron Bay at Stan Payne Oval this afternoon.

Ballina should be too strong at home for Kyogle at Kingsford Smith Park tomorrow.

Murwillumbah takes on Cudgen at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah. Kick-off is 3pm.

Mullumbimby played Lower Clarence last night at Les Donnelly Field, Mullumbimby.

Casino has the bye.

LADDER

Evans Head 22

Murwillumbah 21

Ballina 20

Northern United 19

Casino 18

Cudgen 17

Byron Bay 16

Marist Brothers 14

Kyogle 8

Lower Clarence 8

Mullumbimby 5


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