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Scott Higginbotham

Scott Higginbotham

Australian rugby union player
Scott Higginbotham
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Australian rugby union player
Is Athlete Rugby union player
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 5 September 1986, Perth
Age 35 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Scott Higginbotham (born 5 September 1986 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian rugby union player. He currently plays for the NEC Green Rockets, based in Abiko, Chiba, Japan.

Early life

Higginbotham was educated at The Southport School, on the Gold Coast, Queensland. His mother was born in Fiji and is part-Fijian, which made him eligible to play internationally for Fiji, something which Higginbotham contemplated before being accepted into the Wallabies.

Career

In 2007-2008, Higginbotham played international rugby sevens for the Australian national rugby sevens team.

In 2007, Higginbotham was the Queensland Reds Academy Player of the Year, and made his Super 14 debut with the Reds the following year against the Bulls. Higginbotham was an integral member of the Reds team that won the Super Rugby championship in 2011.

In August 2010, Higginbotham was named as a reserve for Australia to play against South Africa in Pretoria. Higginbotham made his international test debut for the Wallabies against France on November 27, 2010 at the State de France.

In 2013, Higginbotham commenced a two-year contract for the Melbourne Rebels. Higginbotham was expected to bring size and versatility to the Rebels loose-forwards. Rebels coach Damien Hill said that "[In Higginbotham] you've got one of the best ball-running, lineout jumping options in Australian rugby." Hill praised Higginbotham for his "aggression and intent at contact". Throughout 2013, Higginbotham acted as fill-in captain for the injured Rebels' skipper Gareth Delve, and in 2014 Higginbotham was officially announced as the captain for the Rebels, a position he held for the remainder of his tenure with the club. In his final Super Rugby campaign at the Rebels, Higginbotham surpassed Owen Finegan as the leading try-scoring forward in Super Rugby history, and was awarded the 2015 Growden Medal Award for being the most consistent player among the Australian provinces.

In 2015, Higginbotham left the Melbourne Rebels after signing a two-year contract with the NEC Green Rockets, based in Abiko, Chiba, Japan.

Higginbotham signed a three-year contract in 2016 to return to the Queensland Reds for the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby Statistics

As of 15 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2008 Reds 5 1 4 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Reds 12 6 6 634 2 0 0 0 10 1 0
2010 Reds 13 13 0 991 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
2011 Reds 18 17 1 1348 6 0 0 0 30 0 0
2012 Reds 16 16 0 1240 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
2013 Rebels 14 14 0 1079 6 0 0 0 30 1 0
2014 Rebels 15 15 0 1200 4 0 0 0 20 3 0
2015 Rebels 16 16 0 1203 5 0 0 0 25 1 0
Total 109 98 11 7810 32 0 0 0 160 6 0

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