After moving from Sydney to Melbourne, and despite battling with injury through the last Super Rugby season with the Rebels, Tom Kingston has been very busy to say the least, with things progressing finely not only on-field, but off-field as well for 2015!
Currently studying JD Law at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Tom has received excellent grades across all of his subjects, including coming 1st overall in Torts. As a result of this, Tom has been invited to participate in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot. This annual mooting competition, which involves settling a dispute relating to commercial maritime law, invites teams comprised of law students from around the world and generally rotates between being held in Australia, South East Asia and Europe, this year at Murdoch University in Melbourne.
"It's a new challenge and something outside my comfort zone that's for sure" said Kingston.
On the rugby front, Kingston spent the NRC period undergoing rehab for servere patella tendinitis on both his knees which he had been struggling with for close to 18 months. Unfortunately though that was to no avail, so he was forced to undergo surgery just before Christmas.
"I should be back running in the next 3 or so weeks, and then back to training after that" he said. "I'm hoping to then be back in line for selection around the Round 4/5 mark of Super Rugby".
Kingston knows he has some serious work to do before that point but is focused on getting them right for the long term.
We wish Tom the best of luck both at the Mooting competition, but also with his rehabilitation. We look forward to seeing him back playing at his best again very soon!