29 July 1986 |
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (13 st 1 lb) |
|Position||Halfback, Five-eighth, Hooker|
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.
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.
Dureau signed with the Catalans Dragons for 2011. 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.
Dureau missed much of the 2013 and 2014 seasons due to surgery to remove a benign tumor behind his eye.
Return to Catalans
Following his retirement as a player, Dureau took up a coaching role with Newcastle Knights.
|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|
- "Catalans Dragons Equipe Saison 2015". Catalans Dragons site officiel. Catalans Dragons S.A.S.P. 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- Dillon, Robert (8 July 2010). "Dureau vows top-grade finish to Knights career". The Herald.
- "The Albert Goldthorpe Awards". totalrl.com. League Publications. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- Scott Dureau: Eye tumour diagnosis was 'scary and intense'
- Scott Dureau: Catalans Dragons half-back to exit at end of season
- Dureau hangs up his boots