Scotty Dureau

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by R_A, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. R_A

    R_A Darren Albert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Posts:
    2,375
    Location:
    Sydney
    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/02/01/statement-regarding-scott-dureau/

    Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg coach Scott Dureau is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

    The 32-year-old had surgery late last year to remove a tumor which has spread through his body.

    “I had surgery in 2014 to remove a brain tumor and have been going for regular scans ever since,” Dureau explained.

    “In November 2018, I saw (surgeon) Charlie Teo for a routine check-up and it was discovered that the tumor had returned.

    “I had surgery and was given the all clear but unfortunately, it has spread to my liver which is why I’m having chemotherapy at the moment.”

    Knights Chief Executive Officer, Philip Gardner, said Dureau and his family have the full support of the Club behind him.

    “Scott has been courageous throughout this process,” Mr Gardner said.

    “He was a courageous player on the field and has displayed those same qualities away from it.

    “We will support him and his family as best we can.”

    Elite Pathways Development Coach for the Knights, Dureau has been inundated with support, from the players to the staff, he is grateful for the love he and his family continue to receive.

    “Phil Gardner has given me and my family massive support,” Dureau said.

    “Nathan Brown and Dean Noonan have also been unbelievable.

    “The Club has backed me all the way through this and kept in constant contact with myself and family to help us through this pretty tough time.”

    Rough news, keep on fighting Scottie!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
    Tasgirl, Lefty and Barry Crush like this.
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Posts:
    14,043
    Jeez that sucks.
    He is the nicest young bloke to ever play for the Knights I think.
     
  3. Barry Crush

    Barry Crush Rod Whitaker

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2017
    Posts:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Get Well Scott
     
  4. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Posts:
    6,930
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Port Macquarie
    That’s rough. Poor guy can’t take a trick. Get well soon Scotty!
     
  5. Wobbles

    Wobbles Andrew Tangata-Toa

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Posts:
    978
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canberra
    Just wanted to bring Scott Dureau's fight against cancer to the top of the list and to remind everyone there's a couple of ways we can play even a small part in his recovery.

    We can show our support at the ground:

    https://www.facebook.com/NRLKnights/posts/10157524355333836

    Or through the Men of League Foundation, who are organising a fundraiser to assist him and his family:

    https://menofleague.com/

    I'll be donating a few items from my memorabilia collection for them to auction off, I'll forward details of the event once I know more for anyone who's interested.

    Once again, best wishes to Scott and his family for his speedy recovery.
     
    Jekk, jamesgould, Tasgirl and 4 others like this.
  6. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Posts:
    25,648
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    This deserves it's own thread, We are with you Scotty !!
     
    Tasgirl, R_A and Wobbles like this.
  7. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    25,823
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Such terrible news, I hope he’s able to make a recovery. Thoughts are definitely with Scotty.
     
  8. Wobbles

    Wobbles Andrew Tangata-Toa

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Posts:
    978
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canberra
    Just a thought, would there be any interest in setting up a PayPal link where forum members can make a donation to help his cause?
     
    Jekk likes this.
  9. R_A

    R_A Darren Albert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Posts:
    2,375
    Location:
    Sydney
    I know this thread is about Dureau but let's also spare a thought for former NRL player Quentin Pongia who had surgery to remove a tumour from his bowel late last year.
     
  10. Wobbles

    Wobbles Andrew Tangata-Toa

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Posts:
    978
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canberra

Share This Page