Promising back-rower re-signs with Reds
Cape Town - Promising young back-rower Angus Scott-Young has signed a new contract with the Reds through to the end of the 2019 season.
The 21-year-old, son of former Wallaby hard man Sam, Scott-Young has already begun to establish his own reputation as a talented, hard-working forward.
He made his Super Rugby debut in Round 3 against the Brumbies earlier this year and earned 14 caps throughout the season.
Scott-Young said: “It was an exciting year to make my debut and get the opportunity to play in so many games. There are a lot of young guys coming through at the moment. We’ve made some developments, but there is plenty of improvement to go.
“There’s a core group of us who have been playing for Queensland representative sides for years, even though this was only our first year for the Reds. We’re a tight group and we enjoy working hard for each other. That bodes well for the future.”
The flank is one of 14 players who have progressed through Queensland’s pathway programs to Super Rugby in recent years, under the guidance of Reds head coach Brad Thorn at either under-20s or National Rugby Championship level.
“We’ve had Angus around Ballymore for a few years now and he’s been quietly working away, learning his craft. He’s a hard worker and brings plenty of physicality to the role, which is what you want to see from a young back rower,” Thorn said.
“He’s only 21, so he has a lot of growth left in his game. He recognises that and understands hard work is the key to the success of any individual, as well as the team.
“We had 12 debutants in 2018 and a really young squad. They learned a lot this season and it’s great to see them sticking together and committing to what we’re trying to achieve here.”