The 2014 season keeps getting bigger and better for Newcastle Knight Beau Scott who has been selected in the Holden Kangaroos squad to represent Australia in the Four Nations Tournament.
“Everyone wants to be recognised as an Australian player, to be able to achieve that is definitely one of my main goals,” he told the media at a press conference at West Mayfield on Tuesday.
“It’s very exciting to be involved in the squad going forward and hopefully I can get a few more games."
Scott captured extra attention after scoring a try during the weekend's Prime Minister's XIII match against the PNG Kumuls in Papua New Guinea.
“Nothing is fully expected but I was wishing and hoping,” he said.
“I guess all the hard work is done during the year to be sort of in the frame for these squads at the end of the year, so I’m pretty excited to be in the mix this year, especially being in Australia.
“The possibility of family and friends being able to come to a game adds to the excitement."
The 30-year-old forward was named alongside emerging talent Sione Mata’utia who, if plays, will be the youngest player to represent Australia.
“I’m really excited for Sione, I just got back from PNG with him, he lapped it all up over there and for him to be given this opportunity to play for Australia in Australia it’s a huge step in his career," Scott said.
The achievement follows Scott captaining the Country representative side, playing all three games for the NSW Origin team, selection in the Prime Minister’s XIII and being awarded the Danny Buderus Medal at the Club’s Awards Evening on Thursday.