Place of Birth: Perth, WA
Senior Club: Wests
School: The Southport School
Australian Sevens (2007-2008)
Queensland (2008-2012, 2017-)
Australian Wallabies (2010-)
Rugby World Cup (2011)
Brisbane City (2015)
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.