Scott Cameron (Old Boy 1998) made his 217th appearance last weekend against Northern Suburbs. As one of SUFCs most capped players of all time, Scott took a moment to reflect on his time with SUFC, both on and off the field.
How many years at the Club? 2 Colts, 12 Grade, 14 total.
How many 1st Grade Games? 49
What motivates you / what makes the Club special to you? What makes the club special is the hard work that we do. I think other clubs think it comes easy to Uni. They don’t see the huge amount of hard work that every individual at the club puts in.
What is your current job? Contracts Administrator for Westfield Design & Construction.
Toughest opponent? Hard to say. I played once against Tatafu Polota-Nau a few years back and couldn’t tackle him no matter how hard I tried.
If you had to select the best SUFC frontrow over the last 15 years who would it be? Of the guys I have played with it would be David Fitter at Tight Head (An unstoppable force in the scrum), Ben Roberts at Hooker and do I put myself at loose head? Gareth Hardy at Loose head. Nick Duffy and Digby Beaumont on the bench.
Funniest team mate? Nick Duffy. If you’ve met him you’ll know why.
Best memory? Either the 2007 First Grade Grand Final or the 2003 2nd Grade Grand Final. We won 44 to 7 over a Randwick team we hadn’t beaten all year.
Worst injury? Knee Reconstruction in 2011. Fortunately towards the end of my career and not the start.
Career highlight? Just playing first Grade for the great Club that is Sydney Uni and the one season with the Melbourne Rebels in 2007.
Most memorable win at No 1 Oval? 1st Grade versus Eastwood in 2006 (I think). Scored a try in front of the grandstand and we went on to win it.
Can the body hold up / is this your last year? No this is the last year. The body has had enough.
Who will win Super Rugby 2013? Brumbies.
Favourite player to watch? At Uni it would be Tim Davidson. An amazing player to watch and his efforts have won many games for Uni over the years. Nathan Trist and Pete Playford have also always known how to score a great try.
This article is thanks to Sydney University Football Club.