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Scott Bolton

Scott Bolton
  • Date of Birth: 09-05-1987
  • Height: 187
  • Weight: 112
  • Position: Prop
  • Rep. Honours: NA
  • Junior Clubs: Innisfail Brothers
  • FG Debut: v Tigers, 07/04/07 (Rd 4)
  • Club Debut: v Tigers, 07/04/07 (Rd 4)

Ringwood & Ply


Born/ home town: Innisfail
Career highlight: 2015 Grand Final
Best part about being a Cowboy: Taking the field at home
First job: Outboard mechanic
Favourite dish: Spaghetti
Favourite quote: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
I would spend my last $10 on: Fishing gear
Life goal after football: Fish a lot!
If you were an animal, what kind would you be? Crocodile
Advice to younger players: Have fun


A hard-running forward and a proud North Queenslander, born and raised in Innisfail, Scott Bolton made his NRL debut for the Cowboys off the bench against Wests Tigers in round four of the 2007 season.

He missed out on being part of the finals campaign later in the year but went on to make his starting debut in round 16 of the 2008 competition.

Bolton enjoyed a career-best season in 2010, played in the finals series in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and is now part of an elite group of Cowboys to have played more than 200 NRL matches.

He was one of only two Cowboys to play every game in the 2014 season, but had his 2015 season disrupted after he seriously injured his hand in a fishing accident.

The hard-working prop missed a swag of games before returning strongly in the back part of the season where he held his bench forward spot all the way through to the premiership.

Bolton notched up 150 NRL games against the Melbourne Storm in the 2015 NRL Finals Series. 

He showed his remarkable durability and consistency again in 2016, his 10th season as an NRL Cowboy, and was one of just three Cowboys to suit up for all 27 club games for the season.

That remarkable run of consecutive games continued through the entire 2017 campaign, with Bolton one of five Cowboys to suit up for every game of the season as the team qualified for its third NRL grand final, and second in three seasons.

Bolton’s unbeaten game streak stands at 61, a run that included the quietly spoken prop becoming just the sixth Cowboy to reach the 200-game mark for the club. That milestone was reached in Round 24 against the Sharks, and triggered life membership with the club for Bolton.

Earlier in the 2017 season, the 30-year-old signed a two-year contract extension.