2021 marks Scott's second season as Crusaders Captain, however he was forced to sit out all of Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2020 due to a foot injury.
Rugby is in Scott's blood. His father, Kevin "Smiley" Barrett, played over 100 games for Taranaki and 33 matches for the Hurricanes in 1997 and 1998. Scott has four brothers, two of whom are also Super Rugby players and All Blacks (Beauden and Jordie.)
Like his brothers, Scott played his schoolboy rugby for Francis Douglas Memorial College and was a standout performer in their First XV. Scott has also played for the New Zealand Under 20s and made his debut for the All Blacks in 2016, against Ireland in Chicago. He currently has 40 Tests to his name, and 25 Test points (five tries.)