After an outstanding rookie Super Rugby season in the backrow, Canberra-local Rory Scott has re-signed with the Plus500 Brumbies until the end of 2023.
Scott made his debut as a substitute against the Western Force in Round Six of Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU, the 20-year-old going on to start the last five games including the Grand Final against the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
A graduate of the Brumbies pathways program, Scott cut his teeth at senior level locally with the Canberra Royals, winning back-to-back Callida Consulting John I Dent Cup premierships with his junior club, in his first two years after leaving Marist College.
Plus500 Brumbies backrower Rory Scott said: “I’m really happy to re-sign with the Brumbies for another two years.”
“I’ve learned so much this season about what it takes at this level, I’ve loved every minute out on the field and I feel privileged to represent the Brumbies having supported the club since I was kid.
“There’s no place I'd rather be right now at this stage of my life and career, and I can't wait to continue to improve my game under the coaches here at the Brumbies."
Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “It’s great to see Rory commit to the club for at least the next two years.”
“He's been absolutely outstanding in how he's risen to the challenge of Super Rugby this season.
“Rory is a professional in a way that is far beyond his years, he had a great preseason and he's been able to see the rewards of that when he got his chance on the field.
“One of the core pillars of this club is giving Canberra kids the chance to play for the Brumbies, and Rory has taken full advantage of our pathways program and through hard work and determination has achieved just that.
“Not many 20-year-olds could handle the pressure and expectation of starting in a Super Rugby Grand Final like he did, and I know his family and the wider Canberra rugby community are proud of him and will be delighted he’s sticking around.”
Date of Birth: 15/9/2000 (age: 20)
Place of Birth: Newcastle, NSW
School: Marist College, Canberra, ACT
Brumby Number: 232
Super Rugby Debut: 2021 v Force (h), Canberra
Super Rugby Caps: 7
ACT Club: Canberra Royals
The Plus500 Brumbies will play the Blues in Round Three of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday May 29 at 5:15pm AEST. LIVE and AD FREE on the new Home of Rugby, Stan Sport.