Rabbitohs centre Matt King returned to his hometown of Casino on Monday, along with fellow Rabbitoh Roy Asotasi, to attend the Matt King Cup, the primary school Rugby League competition named in Kings honour.


King, Asotasi and former Bulldog Steve Turner spent the day signing autographs and mingling with the community, while Just over 170 students from eight schools took part in the competition at Queen Elizabeth Park.


St Marys Primary School Casino, won the shield, with King presenting the trophy to the winning captain and posing for pictures with the crop of up and coming stars, all of whom were thrilled to rub shoulders with some of their NRL heroes.


King has spoken previously about the importance of giving back to the Country Rugby League areas which have produced some of the game's great players.


Any time I head to the country I absolutely love it there. The people are really genuine people in the country, King said.


I know when I was a little fella, if someone who played Rugby League in the NRL came to my town, it was like Santa Claus turning up, it was the best ever. So I feel very fortunate and privileged that Im in that position now to make kids happy.