Player Profile

Scott Bessant - Full-back

Wales Dragonhearts
Scott Bessant
Date Of Birth11/06/1983
Place Of BirthPontypool
ClubsTorfaen Tigers, South Wales Thunder, Newport Titans, Pill Harriers
HonoursWales Dragonhearts
In his rugby league career, Scott Bessant turned out for and coached both Newport Titans and Torfaen Tigers, as well as winning caps for Wales Dragonhearts and helping them to Four Nations victory in 2008.

In the early hours of August 13th 2017, Scott was found unconscious. It was later diagnosed that he had multiple fractures to his skull, a fractured neck, broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, and since then he has had multiple strokes. No witnesses have come forward to any attack and the police have found nothing.

Sadly, Scott died on June 25th 2020 after complications from pneumonia, aged just 37.

Last year, a 152-page charity book detailing the history of rugby league in Wales in the 2010s, was published to fundraise for him. Go to
2008 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 8
2009 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 3 0 3 2 0 0 8
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