Scott Dureau opens up on battle with cancer

Scott Dureau said he ‘has been blown away’ by the support Catalans have shown him in his ongoing battle against cancer.

The 32-year-old, who is now part of the coaching staff at Newcastle Knights, had surgery to remove a brain tumour during his spell at the Dragons in 2014.

Dureau was diagnosed with brain cancer again last November which then spread to his love.

“The support was something that blew me away,” Dureau told newcastleknights.com.au.

“To know that there’s that support and people that still care about the good times we had over there [in France] was pretty incredible.

“I guess the only ay I can repay that is fight as hard as I can through this and I am strong enough to do that and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Dureau, who was named in Super League’s Dream Team in 2011 and 2012, was initially told he had 18 months to live, but has since been told his liver cancer is operable.

“The oncologist basically said that the tumours in my liver were not curable and in the best case I had 18 months to live.

“That day was probably the worst day of my life, I can easily say that.

“Thankfully since then, I’ve had some other opinions and have seen a specialist in Sydney who can operate.”

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