After signing for Oldham at the start of this season experienced prop Scott Law has already become a firm favourite of the Vestacare Stadium crowd.
His rugby journey started at the age of 13 when he ‘fell into it’ through the influence of school friends.
Even before that, though, Scott was always interested in rugby because his dad played the game.
After playing more than 200 games for Keighley in a long career at Cougar Park, and winning the Cougars’ player-of-the-year award last season, Scott came to Oldham in pursuit of a new challenge and because he wanted to be part of a team that was challenging for promotion.
So far this season the 34-year-old has made an ever-present 14 appearances for the Roughyeds and is still going strong. Only Jack Spencer can match that ‘every game’ record.
Scott would describe himself as the ‘old one’ of the team, drawing on his experience to do ‘the little things right and lead by example.’
Away from rugby league, he is kept busy with work and his three children so he has little time for other hobbies. His hero off the field is former footballing powerhouse Sir Alex Ferguson.
He has come across too many good players to name a rugby hero but the best player he has ever played against is ex-England and Great Britain international prop or second rower Adrian Morley.
Scott would describe himself as ‘quiet, experienced and hard-working.
His choice of squad member to take to a desert island would be fellow Keighley convert Anthony Bowman as, in Scott’s words, ‘he probably wouldn’t show up anyway so I could enjoy the quiet time alone!’
Scott’s thoughts on the season so far?
It’s been mixed to say the least. I think we’re still just about finding our feet with a lot of new players this year. We’ve identified the negative parts of our game so we need to remedy those and build on the many positives.
“If we do that, we can build some real momentum going into the business part of the season.”
As the “old head” in our pack, Scott is confident Oldham will finish in the top two at the end of the regular season.