Scott Dureau

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Scott Dureau
Dureau dragons.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Scotty[1]
Born (1986-07-29) 29 July 1986 (age 30)
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb) [2]
Position Halfback, Five-eighth, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–10 Newcastle Knights 42 5 12 4 48
2011–15 Catalans Dragons 97 30 340 11 811
Total 139 35 352 15 859
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–13 Exiles 2 1 1 0 6

Scott Dureau (born 29 July 1986 in Taree, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional rugby league footballer. A goal-kicking halfback, he played for Catalans Dragons in the Super League and Newcastle Knights in the NRL.

Playing career[edit]

Newcastle Knights[edit]

Dureau playing for the Knights in 2009

As a young man, Dureau played his junior football for the Port Macquarie Sharks. In the early 2000s, the Newcastle Knights signed him on a deal that would see him playing in the lower grades. He won various awards at the club before making his debut against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Bluetongue Stadium in 2007.

In July 2010, Dureau was told by Knights coach Rick Stone that it would be in Dureau's best interests to find a new club for 2011, after the signing of young playmaker Beau Henry and the re-signing of Ben Rogers, plus players Jarrod Mullen and Kurt Gidley that also played in the halves.[3]

Catalans Dragons[edit]

Dureau signed with the Catalans Dragons for 2011.[4] He started out at Catalans as the first choice halfback and played for three years with much individual and team success. He was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2011 and 2012, and in 2012 he was awarded the Albert Goldthorpe Medal.[5]

Dureau missed much of the 2013 and 2014 seasons due to surgery to remove a benign tumor behind his eye.[6]

Sydney Roosters[edit]

On 30 June 2014, Dureau signed with the Sydney Roosters mid-season on loan from the Catalans Dragons.[7] However he failed to make an NRL appearance for the club.

Return to Catalans[edit]

In 2015, Dureau returned to the Catalans Dragons in the Super League.[8] Dureau left the club at the end of the 2015 season and subsequently retired from the sport.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement as a player, Dureau took up a coaching role with Newcastle Knights.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2007 Newcastle Knights 1 0 2 0 4
2008 Newcastle Knights 18 1 1 3 9
2009 Newcastle Knights 12 3 4 1 21
2010 Newcastle Knights 11 1 5 0 14
2011 Catalan Dragons 27 12 97 5 247
2012 Catalan Dragons 32 12 131 3 313
2013 Catalan Dragons 10 3 13 1 39
2014 Catalan Dragons 1 0 1 0 2
2015 Catalan Dragons 27 3 98 2 210
Total 139 35 352 15 859

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