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Scott N. Scrafton (born 18 April 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a lock for Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup and the Blues in the international Super Rugby competition.[1][2][3][4]

Scott Scrafton
Full nameScott N. Scrafton
Date of birth (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)
SchoolSt Kentigern College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Auckland, Blues
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Auckland 24 (5)
2016– Blues 17 (15)
Correct as of 12 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 New Zealand U20 4 (5)
Correct as of 12 April 2019

Early careerEdit

Scrafton attended Saint Kentigern College, one of Auckland's premier rugby schools and helped them to win the Auckland senior college final in 2011. Additionally after building a reputation for himself in the Auckland club scene, he spent 2 years with the Blues development team.[4]

Senior careerEdit

Although not initially named in the Auckland squad for the 2014 ITM Cup, Scrafton did manage to work his way into the senior team that year, making 2 substitute appearances with his debut coming in a match against the Bay of Plenty. A full squad member in 2015, he played 10 times as Auckland reached the Premiership final before going down narrowly to Canterbury. He continued to be a regular starter through 2016, playing in all 10 of Auckland's games during a disappointing season for them which culminated in a 5th place finish on the Premiership log.[2]

Super RugbyEdit

After spending 2 years with their development side, Scrafton was handed a wider training group contract with the Auckland based Blues franchise ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. Due to strong competition from more experienced locks such as Josh Bekhuis and Patrick Tuipulotu, he was limited to just one substitute appearance against the Waratahs. Bekhuis' subsequent departure for France at the end of the season, opened up a spot on the roster for 2017 and Scrafton was upgraded to the Blues first team squad by coach Tana Umaga.[2][3][4]

InternationalEdit

He was a New Zealand Schools representative in 2011 and was also a member of the New Zealand Under 20 team which finished 4th in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France.[5]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 26 November 2016[2]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2016 Blues 1 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scott Scrafton Auckland Player Profile". Auckland Rugby. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Scott Scrafton itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Blues 2017 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Scott Scrafton Blues Player Profile". Blues Rugby. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Scott Scrafton All Blacks Player Profile". All Blacks.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015.