Beau Scott
Four-year deal

The Newcastle Knights today confirmed it has signed St George Illawarra Dragons, NSW and Australian backrower Beau Scott to a 4-year contract, commencing from season 2013.

Knights CEO Matt Gidley said the appointment is in line with the Club’s tight signing criteria of marquee players.

“Beau is one of those rare marquee players that ticks all the boxes in our recruitment and retention criteria and carries many of the values we demand in our Club identified by our Advisory Board under Chairman Paul Harragon,” Gidley said.

“Whilst this is a fantastic signing for 2013, our focus remains firmly on our 2012 campaign.”

Scott’s signing has been done under a structure that still provides movement to ensure the re-signing of many of the current Knights’ players that come off contract at the end of season 2012.