For a long time, Melbourne Rebels recruit Boyd Killingworth has been a star in the Australian Men’s Sevens team.
The forward who stands at 183cm and looks a lot bigger than his 98kg website bio suggests, has amassed 20 Caps for the Australian Sevens side, along with a Commonwealth games and a Rugby World Cup appearance to match.
The New South Wales product first came to the attention of the national Sevens program when he was part of his home state’s national championship winning side in 2015.
While he now may be a prominent sevens figure in Australian rugby, Killingworth is hoping to make a name for himself in the traditional format of the game.
Killingworth makes a run for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Killingworth joins the Rebels for his first Super Rugby season, aiming to win a spot in a competitive back row which already features the likes of Isi Naisarani, Richard Hardwick, Brad Wilkin, Michael Wells, Rob Leota and Angus Cottrell.
In what appears to be a daunting task to outmuscle a host of quality players for a starting or reserve spot, Killingworth is adamant about making his mark for the Club in 2020.
“I want to play as much as I can,” Killingworth said.
“I didn’t come down here to make up the numbers, I would’ve stayed in seven’s if I thought that I couldn’t get that Rebels No.7 jersey.”
And while he may not be the most experienced forward in the playing group, Killingworth has proven he can play a role at a high level.
In 2019, Killingworth was a pivotal flanker in the Warringah Rats’ Shute Shield grand final defeat to Sydney University.