Premiership winning captain of the Wests Tigers, inaugural captain of the Gold Coast Titans, Origin and Test star, and 300-game NRL veteran – there is not much that Scott Prince did not accomplish during one of the great rugby league careers.
One of an exclusive group of players to have represented all three Queensland clubs, Prince remains a fan favourite for his silky skills, dedication and courage to fight back from serious injuries to reach the top of the NRL.
The Mt Isa product burst onto the scene with the Cowboys, playing 53 games in the top grade in three seasons before an injury-riddled three-year stint at the Broncos that resulted in just 28 appearances after two broken legs.
He was released by Brisbane with fears his playing days could be over. Instead, Prince landed at the Wests Tigers and ignited his career – becoming the club’s first premiership captain in 2005, winning the Clive Churchill Medal and representing Queensland and Australia.
But the lure of returning home to Queensland was too strong when he was offered the chance to become a foundation player at the Titans for their first season in 2007.
Prince and Luke Bailey were co-captains of the Titans, and together steered the club to within one game of the grand final in 2010.
Prince finished his career with one final season at the Broncos, where he played his 300th and final game, and remains heavily active in the game with various roles, including coaching the Queensland Under-20s team.
Scott Prince -
|North Queensland Cowboys||53 NRL matches|
|Brisbane Broncos||50 NRL matches|
|West Tigers||73 NRL matches|
|Gold Coast Titans||124 NRL matches|
|Queensland||5 Origin games|
|Indigenous All Stars||4 matches|
The match will be played as the curtain-raiser to the NRL blockbuster between the Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos.
The Deadly Choices #AllStar Invitational kicks off from 3:30pm, with the NRL Queensland derby kicking off at 5:30pm.