To kick off 2017, we take a look at some of the up-and-coming male and female stars who will hope to represent NSW this year and in the future. Today we look at one of the best young prospects at the Melbourne Storm: Curtis Scott.
Since captaining the Cronulla Sharks to an SG Ball title in 2015 and signing with the Melbourne Storm, Curtis Scott is one of the most talked-about names on the verge of cracking the senior ranks.
Still only 19 years of age, the talented centre and winger surprised many when he made his NRL debut in Round 2 of this year, called up again two weeks later against former club the Sharks. Unfortunately for all spectators at Southern Cross Group Stadium, Scott suffered a broken fibula in that game and would not take part in another first grade game that year – but he did race the clock to be selected for the NSW Under-20 side in July. In that game, he broke six tackles, a line-break and set up two tries to earn Man of the Match honours as NSW achieved a 5-0 record over their Queensland counterparts, announcing his talent to a national audience.
The loss of Marika Koroibete, Ryan Morgan and Richie Kennar will free up some space for Scott to make the Storm’s starting side again in 2017, while he will also be up against new recruit Josh Addo-Carr. Given what we have seen to date, it seems like a matter of when, not if, this aggressive centre will step up another level be an NRL regular.