James King embarked upon his second stint as a professional player in Scotland when he joined Edinburgh Rugby in summer 2010.
King impressed against both Northampton Saints and Ulster that October, but, partly because of injury, had to wait until the away Magners League game against Munster in February 2011 for his next start in the black and red, scoring his first try for the club away to Connacht in April 2011, and followed this up by signing a two-year contract extension four days later.
King's second season had a similar story to his first but in reverse, starting well before a troublesome groin complaint ruled him out of the second-half of the 2011/12 season.
However his recovery at the end of the season means he can now eye a full pre-season and the opportunity to showcase his trademark aggression in dynamism in mid-field on the coming campaign.
King, who spends much of his spare time playing golf, has had spells with both Border Reivers and L'Aquila, the outfit from central Italy. He has also represented Scotland at under-18, under-19 and under-21 level and was educated at Berwick High School.