Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott
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Personal information
Born 30 July 1985 (1985-07-30) (age 26)
Longreach, Queensland, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004– Nth. Qld. Cowboys 123 6 0 0 24
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–11 Queensland 8 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Australia 5 1 0 0 4
As of 28 October 2011
Source: [1], [2]

Matthew Scott (born 30 July 1985 in Longreach, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer and current co-captain (with Johnathan Thurston) for the North Queensland Cowboys of the National Rugby League (NRL). A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative front-row forward, he has played his whole career to date with the Cowboys.

Early life and schoolboy career

Scott grew up in the small town of Ilfracombe, Queensland and played junior football in the nearby town of Longreach.[1][2] He moved to St. Brendan's College in Yeppoon as a boarder after being spotted by one of the school's coaches at an outback carnival. He was signed by the North Queensland Cowboys during his schoolboy days.[3]

Professional career

Scott made his first-grade debut for the Cowboys in 2004, at the age of 18, in an NRL match against the Parramatta Eels.[3] Scott broke his leg in the opening minutes of the match, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

Scott made his representative debut for Queensland in the 2006 State of Origin series. However, he was dropped from the Queensland team after a 17–16 defeat to New South Wales and would not play in another Origin fixture until 2009. Speaking in 2009, Scott said that at the time, he thought his removal from the 2006 team was "harsh", but that he "obviously didn't step up and deliver".[4]

Scott's 2007 and 2008 seasons were affected by injuries, but a strong 2009 season saw him return to the Queensland team for the third and final match of the year's State of Origin series.[5][6] That August he signed a new four-year contract with the Cowboys.[7]

Scott was named the Cowboys' player of the year and players player for the 2010 season, though it was a poor season for the team, finishing 15th on the NRL ladder in front of only the Melbourne Storm, who had been stripped of all their premiership points due to salary cap breaches.[8] Scott was Queensland's starting prop for all three matches of the year's State of Origin series and made his debut for the Australia national team in the season-ending Four Nations series.[9] He was selected as Australia's starting prop for the series final against New Zealand, edging veteran Petero Civoniceva out of the side.[10]

In 2011, Scott was appointed as the co-captain of the Cowboys, sharing the position with Johnathan Thurston, who had previously held it alone.[11] He was also named the NRL's prop of the year in the Dally M Awards after missing out in 2010.[12] His performance in Game 1 of the 2011 State of Origin series won him plaudits, with Brisbane newspaper The Courier Mail calling his "impact and workrate... enormous",[13] and ABC Sport praising his "powerhouse display up front".[14] He and fellow Queensland prop Petero Civoniceva ran the ball for a total of 301 metres during the match; their New South Wales counterparts only managed 71.[15] Queensland won the match and went on to win the Origin series. The Cowboys returned to the NRL finals series, finishing in seventh place, and Scott was selected in the Australian squad to tour England for the Four Nations series.[16] He scored the first try of the tournament, in Australia's 26–12 win over New Zealand; it was his first try as an international.[17] During the tournament, the annual RLIF Awards dinner was held at the Tower of London and he was named prop forward of the year.[18]


  1. ^ Heming, Wayne (9 November 2010). "Young frontrowers Matt Scott and Dave Shillington push veteran Petero Civoniceva to the bench". Fox Sports (Australia). Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Kelly, Aaron (24 May 2011). "Origin's proud sister". The Chronicle (Toowoomba). Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Horne, Ben (24 May 2010). "Matt Scott's long bus ride to Origin fame". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Stewart, Antony (8 July 2009). "Matt Scott rewarded". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Clark, Laine (24 May 2009). "Snubbed Scott powering Cowboys' engine". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Maroons inject new blood". TVNZ. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ deKroo, Karl (9 October 2010). "Club and players name Matt Scott as North Queensland Cowboys' player of the year". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  9. ^ McCullough, Ian (4 November 2010). "Todd Carney and fellow debutants Chris Lawrence, Matt Scott and Dean Young named in Kangaroos team for Four Nations". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Heming, Wayne (9 November 2010). "Young frontrowers Matt Scott and Dave Shillington push veteran Petero Civoniceva to the bench". Fox Sports (Australia). Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Marshall, Matt (4 March 2011). "NRL Matt Scott, Johnathan Thurston named as co-captains for North Queensland Cowboys". The Australian. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dally M Player Of The Year Medal Winner Billy Slater". Triple M. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Marshall, Matt (25 May 2011). "Matt Scott salutes late Sam Faust with brilliant performance in Maroons' Origin I win". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "State of Origin I: Player Ratings". ABC Sport. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Badel, Peter (27 May 2011). "Maroons props Petero Civoniceva, Matt Scott deliver Origin mauling to Blues front-rowers Jason King, Kade Snowden". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Matt Scott tips Kangaroo teammate Paul Gallen as top prop". The Courier-Mail. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Walter, Brad (29 October 2011). "Five-star Thurston takes command for Kangaroos". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Slater scoops player award". Sky Sports. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 

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