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Canterbury Bulldogs star outlines family’s desire to make move to Leeds Rhinos

Making the move from one side of the world to the other is a daunting prospect.

For one Canterbury Bulldogs star, however, that trip has already been made once – and his family want him to make it again.

Forward Max King has already outlined his desire to represent England at this year’s World Cup having been born in West Yorkshire, but he has now revealed that his family also want him to move to Leeds Rhinos.

That’s because the family are ardent Leeds supporters and want King to represent their team – as well as their mother’s country.

“I have always wanted to play for England and represent England,” King told the Daily Telegraph.

“I just wanted to throw my hat in the ring. There are some quality players in Super League. I am eligible for selection and I would love to play for England.

“I would love to be part of it. I was born in Huddersfield. We migrated over [to Australia] when I was seven. So all my mum’s side is English.

“Mum is English, dad is Aussie. Mum’s side of the family all love their football – they are massive Leeds Rhinos fans. That is their dream one day — for me to be a Rhino I think.

“You can tell when I take the shirt off and (my skin) is a blinding white, pasty colour – this bloke must have a bit of English in him”

King said it would be special to represent his mother’s side of the family.

“It would for sure,” he said.

“My grandparents — I am always in contact with them. They are really passionate. England and the Rhinos — that is their dream. It would be really special to them for sure.”

Just 25 years of age, King still has a bright future ahead of him, but whether that belongs in the NRL or Super League remains to be seen.

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