15 May 1984 |
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||99 kg (15 st 8 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Centre, Lock|
|2007–12||St. George Illawarra||118||13||0||0||52|
|2010–15||New South Wales||9||1||0||0||4|
|2014||Prime Minister's XIII||1||1||0||0||4|
|2015||NRL All Stars||1||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Beau Scott (born 15 May 1984) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League. An Australia national and New South Wales State of Origin representative second-row forward, he started his career with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks before moving to the St. George Illawarra Dragons (with whom he won the 2010 NRL Premiership), and then Newcastle. He is "renowned as a perennial niggler."
Born in Camden, New South Wales, Scott played his junior football for the Picton Magpies before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons. He played for the Dragons' lower grade teams before being signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He played for the Sharks' Premier League reserve-grade team in 2006.
Professional playing career
In Round 22 of the 2005 NRL season Scott made NRL debut for the Sharks against the Melbourne Storm. He scored on debut and was reported for a high tackle on Cameron Smith. He played 5 games that year before becoming a regular starter in 2006.
St. George Illawarra Dragons
In 2007, Scott joined the St. George Illawarra Dragons. In 2009, he played for Country in the City vs Country match due to an injury to another player. Scott was ruled out for the 2010 match after being named as 18th man for Australia. He was selected for New South Wales in Game 2 of the 2010 State of Origin series. His debut was subject to media-wide publicity, as he was the subject of a racial controversy involving their assistant coach Andrew Johns. Johns had allegedly made a racial comment in reference to Queensland centre Greg Inglis, while talking to Scott about tackling him, which triggered teammate Timana Tahu's exit from the New South Wales camp. Scott also played in Game 3. He played in the Dragons' 2010 NRL Grand Final-winning team defeating the Sydney Roosters, starting in the second-row. He also played in the 2011 World Club Challenge-winning team against the Wigan Warriors. In 2011, Scott was selected as 18th man for Australia in the 2011 ANZAC Test to play New Zealand. He was selected for 2 games of the 2011 State of Origin series. Scott made his debut for the Kangaroos in November against Wales in the 2011 Four Nations tournament. On 9 March 2012, Scott signed a 4-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2013 to rejoin former Dragons coach Wayne Bennett. He played in Game 3 of the 2012 State of Origin series after Glenn Stewart was ruled out. Scott played 188 games over six seasons with the Dragons between 2007-2012.
Scott played in the 2014 Four Nations. He scored his first international try against 'the Kiwis' in Round 1.
In April 2015, Scott asked for a release from the final two years of his Knights contract on compassionate grounds, due to his son requiring medical assistance that he could receive at the Children's Hospital in Westmead. On 20 April, Scott was officially released from his Knights contract.
- Chammas, Michael (10 April 2015). "NSW Origin and Test forward Beau Scott to sign three-year deal with Parramatta Eels next week". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax). Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "St George Illawarra five-eighth Jamie Soward called up for Country". Fox Sports. 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-04.