Colin Scott (rugby league)

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Colin Scott
Personal information
Born (1960-03-23) 23 March 1960 (age 54)
North Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–?? Babinda
19??–?? Souths (Townsville)
19??–80 Easts (Brisbane)
1981–87 Wynnum-Manly
1986–87 Castleford 25 10 8 1 57
1988 Brisbane Broncos 14 2 0 0 8
Total 39 12 8 1 65
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979–87 Queensland 33 1 2 0 8
1983 Australia 1 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP and [1]

Colin Scott (born 22 March 1960 in North Queensland) is an Indigenous Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s. He played the game at Fullback but could also play Wing. Scott was also a back-up goal kicker for the teams he played with.

Scott had been Queensland's regular fullback since 1979 and retained his place for the 1980 State of Origin game, the first ever game played under State of Origin rules.

Scott played at fullback for Wynnum-Manly in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership's grand final victory of 1982. Several years' good service in Queensland's state teams spring-boarded Wynnum-Manly's Colin Scott into the Australian Test side for the one-off match against New Zealand in 1983. Despite 25 appearances for his state during his career (including 18 State of Origin appearances), Scott did not represent Australia again. By the time the Broncos were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, his top class career was all but over and he left the club after only one season.

Scott played for the Queensland Maroons in both the old State-of-Residence games and State of Origin from 1979-1987 until losing his place at fullback to Gary Belcher in 1986, though he was recalled to the team for the 1987 State of Origin series where he played on the wing. Scott played his last game for Qld in game 3 of the 1987 series.

In 2000, Scott was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia's international standing in rugby league.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Tatz (1987). Aborigines in Sport. Bedford Park, South Australia: The Australian Society For Sports History. pp. page 81. ISBN 0-85837-603-2. 

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