Super Rugby

Height: 195cm
Weight: 110kg
Born: 05/09/1986
Place of Birth: Perth, WA
Senior Club: Wests
School: The Southport School

Representative Honours
Australian Sevens (2007-2008)
Queensland (2008-2012, 2017-)
Australian Wallabies (2010-)
Rugby World Cup (2011)
Brisbane City (2015)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC: Brisbane City 6 15 (3T) 2015 v Perth Spirit, Ballymore Stadium
Queensland 87 110 (22T) 2008 v Bulls, Suncorp Stadium
Super Rugby 132 (87 Reds, 45 Rebels 185 (37T) 2008 v Bulls, Suncorp Stadium
Test Rugby 34 15 (3T) 2010 v France, Stade de France

Player Bio

Scott Higginbotham was handed the Reds captaincy in 2018, but went on to skipper the side in just nine games due to injury and suspension.

Higginbotham spent the first five years of his career at Ballymore and was one of the key pillars in the Reds title-winning team of 2011. He moved to Melbourne to join the Rebels from 2013 to 2015. He had a brief return to Ballymore as part of Brisbane City’s undefeated title run in the National Rugby Championship, before heading overseas to play in Japan for the past two seasons.

He returned to Ballymore in 2017 to add grunt and flair in equal measures to the Reds back-row stocks.

Higginbotham is a phenomenal attacking player, having scored 37 tries in his Super Rugby career – the most of any forward in the history of the competition.

Named captain of the Reds for the first time in his career. Went on to play nine matches and score one try.
Enjoyed a standout season with the Reds as one of their most consistent and impressive performers. His feats for the Reds earned him a Test recall, as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika selected him to represent Australia in the June Test series where he added to his tally for the first time since 2015.
Returned to Ballymore for a brief stint with Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship. Missed the end of the season due to an Achilles injury, but was a key part of the side’s run to claiming its second title.
Made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds against the Bulls in 2008. Wallabies debut against France in 2010. Emerged as a key forward for the Reds in their title run in 2011.

Updated 04/12/2018