Scott Bolton

Scott Bolton

For the American football player, see Scott Bolton (American football). For the engineer, see Scott Bolton (engineer).
Scott Bolton
Personal information
Full name Scott Bolton
Nickname Bolts
Born (1987-05-09) 9 May 1987 (age 27)
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007– North Queensland 105 13 0 0 52
Source: Herald Sun

Scott Bolton (born 9 May 1987 in Innisfail, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League (NRL).

Bolton played junior rugby league for the Innisfail Brothers and made his NRL debut for the Cowboys in 2007, he played 6 games that season.[1]

By 2009 Bolton had become one of the Cowboys rising stars. He played in all 24 games in 2009. And had been talked about as a future Representative player by Queensland coach Mal Meninga and his coaching staff.

In seasons 2009 to 2010 Scott Bolton was named in Mal Meninga's Queensland Origin Emerging Squad.

In season 2010 Bolton was one of the Cowboys' best players in a disappointing season. He set a new record for the most tries in a season scored by a Cowboys' forward (7). He started all 24 matches and averaged 109 metres, 30 tackles, 12 linebreaks, and over 20 offloads a match. Bolton managed to play over 78 minutes a game in the season.

Injuries significantly affected Bolton's 2011 season: he tore his left calf muscle in round 1 against the Brisbane Broncos. He returned in round 6 against the Canberra Raiders in the Cowboys' starting line-up, scoring a try, but was reverted to the bench when teammate Gavin Cooper returned from suspension the following week. Bolton was named in the starting line-up for the round 15 clash against the Warriors. However, injury struck again; a tear to his right calf muscle ruled him out of action until round 21 of the season. Bolton was a member of the Cowboys team that lost the qualifying final to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. He made 103 metres, over 20 tackles and 2 try-saves in the game. Overall he played in 15 games during the season, averaging 90 metres and 25 tackles in each.

During early August 2012 it was announced that Bolton had re-signed with the Cowboys on a one-year-deal, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2013 season, giving Bolton the chance to get his name back into Origin calculations and play his 100th NRL game for the Cowboys club.