Alan Scott (rugby league)

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Alan Scott
Personal information
Full nameAlan Frank Scott
Born(1939-07-05)5 July 1939
Died15 July 2018(2018-07-15) (aged 79)
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1960 South Sydney 52006
1962–64 Manly-Warringah 1540012
1966–69 South Sydney 302006
Total5080024
Source: [1]

Alan Frank Scott (5 July 1939 – 15 July 2018 was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s.

Rugby league Full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.

Playing career

Scott was graded from the Alexandria Rovers club in 1959. He played first grade for South Sydney in 1960, but accepted a contract with Manly-Warringah in 1961 and played with them for three seasons between 1962-1964.

Alexandria Rovers

The Alexandria Rovers are an Australian rugby league football team based in Alexandria, New South Wales, a suburb of south-central Sydney. They play in the South Sydney District Junior Rugby Football League.

South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league football club

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are a professional Australian rugby league team based in Redfern, a suburb of inner-southern Sydney, New South Wales. They participate in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership and are one of nine existing teams from the state capital. They are often called Souths and The Bunnies.

He returned to South Sydney in 1965 and stayed until 1969. [2] He won a premiership with Souths, playing second row in the 1967 Grand Final. [3]

The 1967 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the 60th season of Sydney's professional rugby league football competition, Australia's first. The introduction of the Cronulla-Sutherland and Penrith clubs saw a total of twelve teams from across the Sydney area compete for the J J Giltinan Shield and WD & HO Wills Cup during the season, which culminated in a grand final between South Sydney and Canterbury-Bankstown. This was also the first live televised broadcast of a football grand final of any code in Australia.

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References

  1. "Alan Scott - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. Alan Whiticker: Glory Days-The Story of South Sydney's Golden Era. 2011. ( ISBN   9781742571386)
  3. Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players,1995 ( ISBN   1875169571)