Scott Sio has the size, opportunity and ability to become one of Australia’s leading props within the next three years. Taking one of the Brumbies five EPS positions in 2012 gave Sio his first professional contract having spent the 2011 season in the Waratahs Academy, playing for Northern Suburbs in Sydney’s Shute Shield. Like fellow Brumbies Zack Holmes, Tom Cox and Ruiadhri Murphy, Sio was offered his spot on the Brumbies roster after impressing at the Talent Identification Camps in Narrabeen late last year.A strong, hefty lad, Sio’s rise through the aged-grade national ranks has been remarkable. In 2009 he was the first boy chosen for the Australian Schoolboys from Sydney’s Trinity Grammar since fellow Brumby Fotu Auelua in 2001. He followed that selection up with appearances in the Australian Under 20’s in 2010 and 2011, travelling to Argentina and Italy for the respective Junior World Cups. Sio made his Super Rugby and Brumbies debut at Canberra Stadium against the Sharks, narrowly missing out on a try when the ball was batted from his hands over the line. From there he went on to make appearances against the Lions, Rebels and Blues, finishing his debut season with four caps. A Sydney native, the Waratahs were keen to lure Sio back to a sky-blue jersey for the 2013 Super Rugby season but in a show of faith towards the Brumbies systems the powerful young prop recommitted to the Canberra based club until the end of 2014. Sio comes from quality rugby stock with his dad Tavita representing Samoa in the front row between 1989 and 1992. He was part of the Samoan squad to compete at the 1991 Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom.
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