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Scott Dureau joins the Hall of Fame

Apr. 10, 2018

Season

Appearance

Tries

Goals

F/G

Points

2011 Catalan Dragons

27

12

97

5

247

2012 Catalan Dragons

32

12

131

3

313

2013 Catalan Dragons

10

3

13

1

39

2014 Catalan Dragons

1

0

1

0

2

2015 Catalan Dragons

27

3

98

2

210

Total

97

30

340

11

811

 

What a player and legend Scott Dureau has been for the Catalans Dragons club.

He was that rarest of overseas signings in so far as being a player who slotted in straight away taking on the creative role in the halves along with goal kicking… but more of that anon.

“Biscuit” was backed up by a wonderful and supportive family unit and bought into the Dragons ethos. I absolutely loved the guy and aside from that moment I have another that I want to share.

After his terrible eye tumour he battled back to be in the Dragons line up before a comeback try against London at Magic Weekend. It was from close range and a dab down so not one that took much scoring, however it was a key moment in his rehabilitation and one that brought a massive smile to this correspondents face.

His presence behind such legendary Dragons forwards as Ferriol and Elima saw him gain time and space to make a pass or a kick usually with Damian Blanch on the end getting four points.

There is one moment which of course will remain top of mind for any Dragons fan. That moment at Langtree Park when Daryl Millard finished off that ad hoc play on the 5th tackle and beyond the full time hooter.

The try was quite something, the kick even more so as plenty of time elapsed between the pandemonium of the touch down and Dureau lining up the kick.

His deep breaths and rolling of the shoulders as he lined it up had me quaking in my seat.

But he nailed it, of course he nailed it.

Despite not being the same player after his eye surgery, and who would be?, his final stats saw him score north of 800 points for the club and score tries at a rate of almost one in every three matches.

Adding this guy to the hall of fame is a total no brainer. A legend and someone who was part of the most flamboyant and exciting Dragons sides in their history.

 

 

 

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