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 However, Locke's position with the warriors was put under threat by the signing of English fullback Sam Tomkins from Wigan. Locke has been suspended for driving twice as a result of demerit points and has been caught speeding on seven occasions. "I was a marquee player and I didn't want to let anyone down, the fans and teammates too.". The forwards also traditionally formed and contested scrums, however in the modern game it is largely immaterial which players pack down in the scrum. , On 27 June 2010, Locke grabbed his first hat-trick in first grade, bagging three tries as the Warriors defeated the Sydney Roosters 20-18 at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. , Locke married Australian Netballer Chelsea Locke (née Pitman) on 30 December 2015. Kevin Samuel Locke (born 4 April 1989), also known by the nickname of "Knobby", is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Northcote Tigers in the Fox Memorial Shield. The 31-year-old, who spent five years with the Warriors, making 89 appearances and scoring 26 tries, worked as a scaffolder with his father after leaving the top level of the game in 2016. He previously played for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League and for the Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League . He was released during the pre-season and signed with the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Queensland Cup. If someone wants to give me the opportunity I'd take it with both hands.". "I was quite lucky to have the world at my feet. Locke played fullback for New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final at the famous Old Trafford ground in Manchester, England, though Australia won the game 34-2 to regain the World Cup they had lost to the Kiwis in 2008. He had a strong game and scored a try, however the Kiwis went down heavily to Australia, with a final scoreline 42-6. "I have been playing rugby union the last few weeks and the spark is there," Locke said. Locke said his time in the tradie business was difficult, and helped him appreciate his old career, and spark hope of a return to the top. He previously played for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League and for the Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League. Locke had a troublesome time in the Super League, where he was dealing with an ongoing back injury, which, among other things, said it took its toll on him. "If you'd asked me 12 months ago I would've said 'nah I'm all good'.". Kevin Samuel Locke (born 4 April 1989), also known by the nickname of "Knobby", is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Northcote Tigers in the Fox Memorial Shield. Despite this, forwards are still referred to by the position they would traditionally take in the scrum. I shouldn't have called it quits and left the game how I did. A Northcote Tigers junior who attended Northcote college, Locke first gained attention when he played for the Auckland Lions in the NSWRL Premier League in 2007.  In scoring his third and final try, Locke injured his hip when colliding with the goalpost, but it was later disclosed that the injury was not as serious as was first feared.. On Sunday 16 October 2011 Locke made his début for the Kiwis against the Kangaroos at Hunter Stadium (formerly Ausgrid Stadium), playing in the fullback position. I was being rushed back, getting injections … just to get on the park.  He was released and returned to New Zealand to play for the Point Chevalier Pirates in the Fox Memorial Shield mid season, 2016. "I did wrong, I stuffed up. When he was 23, Locke was sentenced in the Auckland District Court to 80 hours community work and fined $1400 for driving while disqualified on 12 May 2012, but avoided a further driving ban; his club also fined him $5000. "I was struggling with a back injury and I didn't want to let anyone down.  Despite being out of rugby league for four years, former Warriors and Kiwis star Kevin Locke is pursuing a return to the NRL. After his final year at the Mount Smart club in 2014, Locke endured a tough stint in England with Salford and Wakefield, with a brief spell with Sunshine Coast Falcons following before he gave the game up. Locke scored a try and kicked six goals in a 10-36 win.  He scored two tries and kicked one goal on début as the Warriors won 14-0. In May 2014, Salford Red Devils RLFC of the Super League announced Locke had signed a 3-year deal to play for them, beginning in October 2014 ahead of the 2015 season, having rejected offers from Union clubs Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors..