Beau Scott

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Beau Scott
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Personal information
Born (1984-05-15) 15 May 1984 (age 34)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
Position Second-row, Centre, Lock
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2005–06 Cronulla Sharks 2870028
2007–12 St. George Illawarra 118130052
2013–15 Newcastle Knights 5490036
2016–18 Parramatta Eels 4430012
Total2443200128
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2009–14 NSW Country 30000
2010–15 New South Wales 111004
2011–14 Australia 31004
2014 Prime Minister's XIII 11004
2015 NRL All Stars 10000
Source: [1]

Beau Scott (born 15 May 1984) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the National Rugby League. An Australia international and New South Wales State of Origin representative second-row, he could also play centre and lock. He previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons (with whom he won the 2010 NRL Premiership) the Newcastle Knights and the Parramatta Eels. He was "renowned as a perennial niggler." [2]

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Background

Scott was born in Camden, New South Wales, Australia.

Camden, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Camden is a historic town, south-west of Sydney, New South Wales, located 65 kilometres from the Sydney central business district. Camden is the administrative centre for the local government area of Camden Council and is a part of the Macarthur region.

He played his junior football for the Picton Magpies before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons. He played for the Dragons' lower grade teams before being signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He played for the Sharks' Premier League reserve-grade team in 2006. [3]

St. George Illawarra Dragons rugby league football club

The St. George Illawarra Dragons are an Australian professional rugby league football club, representing both the Illawarra and St. George regions of New South Wales. The club has competed in the National Rugby League since 1999 after a joint-venture was formed between the St. George Dragons and the Illawarra Steelers. They officially formed as the game's first joint-venture club on 23 September 1998 and remain the only cross-city team in the NRL. The team has its headquarters and leagues clubs in both Wollongong and the Sydney suburb of Kogarah, and train and play games regularly at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, as well as at Jubilee Oval in Kogarah. From 2006 to 2018 the club was jointly owned by the St. George Dragons 50%, Illawarra Steelers 25% and WIN Corporation 25%. In August 2018 WIN Corporation purchased the Illawarra Steelers remaining 25% stake.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks rugby league football club

The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire, Southern Sydney, New South Wales.

Professional playing career

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

In Round 22 of the 2005 NRL season Scott made NRL debut for the Sharks against the Melbourne Storm. He scored on debut and was reported for a high tackle on Cameron Smith.[ citation needed ] He played 5 games that year before becoming a regular starter in 2006.

The 2005 NRL season was the 98th season of professional rugby league football in Australia and the eighth run by the National Rugby League. The lineup of clubs remained unchanged from the previous year, with fifteen teams contesting the 2005 Telstra Premiership, which culminated in a grand final between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys.

Melbourne Storm rugby league football club

The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia, that participate in the National Rugby League. The first fully professional rugby league team based in the state, the Storm entered the competition in 1998. The Storm were originally a Super League initiative, created in 1997 during the Super League war, however, following the Super League collapse, the team became a part of the newly formed, united competition. The club play their home games at AAMI Park. The Storm have won three premierships since their inception, in 1999, 2012 and 2017, have contested several more grand finals and were stripped of the 2007 and 2009 premierships, following salary cap breaches. The Storm also competed in the NRL's Under-20s competition from 2008 until its demise in 2017 and now in 2018 have entered the in the Hastings Deering Colts u20s QLD competition. In addition, the club has also expanded into netball with a joint venture with University of the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast Lightning commenced playing in the National Netball League in 2017.

Cameron Smith Australian rugby league player

Cameron Smith is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who has played his entire career to date for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League. A goal-kicking hooker, Smith has captained the Storm since 2006, winning the 2012 and 2017 NRL Premierships. He previously represented Queensland in State of Origin and the Australian Kangaroos internationally, captaining both teams from 2012 until his retirement from representative matches in 2018.

St. George Illawarra Dragons

In 2007, Scott joined the St. George Illawarra Dragons. In 2009, he played for Country in the City vs Country match due to an injury to another player. [4] Scott was ruled out for the 2010 match after being named as 18th man for Australia. He was selected for New South Wales in Game 2 of the 2010 State of Origin series. His debut was subject to media-wide publicity, as he was the subject of a racial controversy involving their assistant coach Andrew Johns. Johns had allegedly made a racial comment in reference to Queensland centre Greg Inglis, while talking to Scott about tackling him, which triggered teammate Timana Tahu's exit from the New South Wales camp. Scott also played in Game 3. He played in the Dragons' 2010 NRL Grand Final-winning team defeating the Sydney Roosters, starting in the second-row. He also played in the 2011 World Club Challenge-winning team against the Wigan Warriors. In 2011, Scott was selected as 18th man for Australia in the 2011 ANZAC Test to play New Zealand. He was selected for 2 games of the 2011 State of Origin series. Scott made his debut for the Kangaroos in November against Wales in the 2011 Four Nations tournament. [5] On 9 March 2012, Scott signed a 4-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2013 to rejoin former Dragons coach Wayne Bennett. [6] He played in Game 3 of the 2012 State of Origin series after Glenn Stewart was ruled out. Scott played 118 games over six seasons with the Dragons between 2007–2012.

City vs Country Origin television series

City vs Country Origin was an annual Australian rugby league football match that took place in New South Wales between City and Country representative sides. The City side represented the Sydney metropolitan area. While technically it was Sydney vs. the rest of NSW, players from the Central Coast often represented City, but other players from the Central Coast represented Country. The Country side represented the rest of New South Wales.

The New South Wales rugby league team has represented the Australian state of New South Wales in rugby league football since the sport's beginnings there in 1907. Also known as the Blues due to their sky blue jerseys, the team competes in the annual State of Origin series against neighbouring team, the Queensland rugby league team. This annual event is a series of three games competing for the State of Origin shield. As of 2018, the team is coached by Brad Fittler and captained by Boyd Cordner.

The 2010 State of Origin series was the 29th annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams played entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. For the second year in a row, a Queensland victory set a new record for consecutive State of Origin titles, reaching five. Queensland won all three matches, completing their first series white-wash since 1995.

Newcastle Knights

Scott commenced playing for the Newcastle Knights in the 2013 NRL season. On 6 August 2014, Scott extended his contract with the Knights from the end of 2016 to the end of 2017. [7]

Newcastle Knights rugby league football club

The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league club based in Newcastle, New South Wales. They compete in Australasia's premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership. Playing in red and blue, the Knights joined the top tier competition in 1988, 79 years after the previous Newcastle based team, the Newcastle Rebels had departed the Sydney competition with the formation of a separate league competition based in the Newcastle region.

The 2013 NRL season was the 106th season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia. The National Rugby League's main competition, named the 2013 Telstra Premiership after major sponsors Telstra Corporation, was contested by sixteen teams during the regular season, which lasted from March to September, and resulted in the top eight finishing teams, who went on to contest the finals. The season culminated in the Grand Final, in which the Sydney Roosters defeated the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-18 to win their first NRL premiership since 2002.

Scott played in the 2014 Four Nations. He scored his first international try against the New Zealand national rugby league team in Round 1.

On 13 February 2015, Scott captained the NRL All Stars against the Indigenous All Stars in the 2015 All Stars match. [8]

In April 2015, Scott asked for a release from the final two years of his Knights contract on compassionate grounds, due to his son requiring medical assistance that he could receive at the Children's Hospital in Westmead. [9] [10] On 20 April, Scott was officially released from his Knights contract. [11]

Parramatta Eels

On 20 April 2015, Scott signed a 3-year contract with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2016. [12] In Round 1, he made his club debut for the Eels in the season opening match against the Brisbane Broncos, playing at second-row in the Eels' 17-4 loss. [13] In Round 6, he scored his first try for the Eels, against the Canberra Raiders. [14] At the end of the 2016 NRL season, Scott played 20 games and scored 2 tries.

On 20 June 2017, it was announced that Scott would be ruled out for the season with a bicep injury. [15] On 1 September 2017, Scott made a shock return to The Parramatta side to play against South Sydney, it was initially thought he would be out for the rest of the season. [16] On 18 May 2018, Scott suffered a serious knee injury in Parramatta's 24-12 loss to New Zealand. Scans confirmed that Scott had ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out for the remainder of the season. [17] On 27 June 2018, Scott announced his retirement from rugby league. He spoke to the media saying "I feel privileged to have played the great game of rugby league professionally for the past 14 years and I'm grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have come with it, I would like to thank all of the players, coaches and support staff who I have been associated with throughout my career and I'd like to acknowledge and thank all the fans and members who have supported me over such a long period". [18]

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