- 185 cm
- 110 kg
- Date of Birth:
- 30 July 1985
- Longreach, QLD
- Debut Club:
- North Queensland Cowboys
- Parramatta Eels
- 17 July 2004
- Previous Club:
- Junior Clubs:
- Longreach Tigers, Gemfield Giants
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From the small town of Ilfracombe, Scott played his junior football with the Longreach Tigers and at St Brendan's College Yeppoon where he attracted the interest of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.
The young front-rower made his NRL debut just short of his 19th birthday when he ran out on 1300SMILES Stadium to play Parramatta in round 19 of the 2004 season but unfortunately suffered a broken leg, ending his year.
He played his first game for Queensland in 2006, represented the Australian Prime Minister's XIII in 2009, and made his Test debut in 2010, the year in which he won the Paul Bowman Medal for Cowboy of the Year as well as the Players’ Player Award.
Scott became co-captain of the Cowboys prior to the start of the 2011 season and was named the Dally M Prop of the Year for the first time at the end of the ’11 campaign.
In 2012, Scott played in all three matches in Queensland’s seventh successive State of Origin series victory and was named man of the match in Australia’s Trans-Tasman Test success against New Zealand at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Another sterling season followed in 2013 when the front-rower again played in every match in another Queensland State of Origin series win and he joined Australia’s starting front-row in the Test against New Zealand in April.
Scott also moved to fifth in the Cowboys’ all-time games played list with 163 matches by season’s end.
For the second time, he won the Paul Bowman Medal for Cowboy of the Year and the Players’ Player award and ended 2013 by playing for the victorious Kangaroos team in the Rugby League World Cup in the UK and Ireland.
The only thing that was able to slow Scott down in 2014 was a fractured cheekbone suffered in Origin II that kept him on the sideline for a month.
When he returned, the co-captain’s tremendous form was a big reason for the Cowboys winning eight of their last 10 matches.
Amazingly consistent, Scott was never held under 100 metres in attack all season and he smashed through the 150-metre barrier 12 times, highlighted by a performance that earned him a rare perfect 10 from Rugby League Week in round nine against Brisbane.
Scott’s metres per game average was No.1 for the Cowboys, 33m ahead of second-ranked Jason Taumalolo and 34m better than what he achieved in 2013.
All of this was achieved with a badly damaged shoulder that required an end-of-season reconstruction and forced him to give up his Kangaroos jumper.
Scott played a great deal of the 2015 season under significant injury duress with a neck problem, but off-season surgery saw him enjoy an injury-free run at the start of the 2016 season as well as all through the State of Origin period.
Like his fellow skipper Johnathan Thurston, Scott backed up a highly successful 2015 campaign with a strong 2016 as the forward leader showed the way both on and off the field.
Playing in his 13th NRL season, Scott, 31, played 23 games for the Cowboys, three State of Origins for Queensland, the May Test for the Kangaroos against New Zealand and again for Australia in the post-season Four Nations tournament.
In the Cowboys jersey, he averaged 126 running metres a game, made 22 tackles on average and produced a team-high 27 offloads – a highly effective output given the average 46 minutes of game time played.
He missed two games late in the season, with an ongoing back issue ruling him out for Round 24 and a broken finger forcing him to miss the final regular season contest against the Titans, before he went on to play through the finals series with his finger not fully healed.
His courage and leadership credentials have never been questioned, and Scott was shortlisted for the Captain of the Year award at the 2016 Dally Ms.
After a shortened but successful 2017 pre-season, he unfortunately suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Round 2 extra-time thriller against the Broncos.
Scott signed on as a career Cowboy in March 2017, inking a two-year deal that will see him in Cowboys colours until the end of the 2019 NRL season.
Scott progressed well in his recovery and was even named in the extended squad for the team’s last two finals games of the 2017 season as injury cover.
He ultimately didn’t play and resumed training with the team in late November.
After appearing in just two games in 2017 courtesy of a torn ACL, Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott returned with a point to prove in 2018.
The 33-year-old didn’t miss a beat returning from his own serious injury, appearing in all of the Cowboys first 12 games.
Scott would then be forced through a neck ailment for much of the back half of the season, missing six games in total, but returned with a vengeance late in the season.
Scott also became just the third player in club history to appear in 250 games, celebrating the milestone at 1300SMILES Stadium against Parramatta in Round 24.
Favourite movie: The Man from Snowy River
Favourite sports team: North Queensland Cowboys
Favourite athlete growing up: Roger Federer
Who would play you in a movie?: Jason Statham (same haircut)
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?: Coffee
Most ridiculous fact you know: Scott Bolton speaks his own language and only people with low frequency hearing and his dogs can understand it
First CD: Something – Alan Jackson
Event you would most like to attend: The Masters
One superpower: Whatever Iron Man has
Childhood career ambition: Tradie / professional pig hunter
Pre-game meal: Salmon and veggies
Favourite joke: What do you call a man with no shins? Toe-knee
One word to describe yourself: Me
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2019 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|1||Dragons||Won||24 - 12||Prop||39||-||-||-||-||-||-||32||1||13||19||2||97||64||25|
|2||Broncos||Lost||29 - 10||Prop||51||-||-||-||-||-||-||41||1||12||26||2||108||99||-|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|