|Full name||Scott Cowan|
|Date of birth||4 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Gore, Southland, New Zealand|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|School||Otago Boys' High School|
|Notable relative(s)||Jimmy Cowan|
|Rugby union career|
With older brother Jimmy on All Blacks duty, Scott emerged as the starting halfback for Southland in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup, and led the Stags to a monumental Ranfurly Shield victory over Canterbury.
In the 2010 ITM Cup, Cowan was again the starting halfback as Southland defended the Ranfurly Shield for the bulk of the season. However, Jimmy Cowan returned from the All Blacks camp to start the game in which Canterbury re-gained the Shield from Southland.
Cowan was included in the Highlanders wider training group for the 2009 Super 14 season to serve as the 3rd-string halfback behind his brother Jimmy and Sean Romans. However, he was called into the full squad for weeks 2 and 3 of the season due to an injury to his brother, and made his Super Rugby debut against the Waratahs on 27 February 2009, coming on as a substitute for Romans.
For the 2010 Super 14 season, Cowan was again included in the Highlanders' wider training group. He was able to earn another 2 substitute appearances for the club, and was included in the 22-man squad for the final 4 games of the season after Romans was ruled out through injury. In the final game of the season against the Queensland Reds, he came on as a substitute for his brother Jimmy.
With the expansion of rosters from 28 to 32 players for the 2011 Super 15 season, Cowan was thought to have a strong chance of earning a full roster spot with the Highlanders, but was passed over in favour of Romans and Aaron Smith, who will serve as the backups to Jimmy Cowan.