Dane Gagai

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Dane Gagai
Gagai playing for the Broncos in 2009.
Personal information
Born (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 23)
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011 Brisbane Broncos 7 4 0 0 16
2012– Newcastle Knights 59 17 1 0 70
Total 66 21 1 0 86
Source: RLP

Dane Gagai (born 3 January 1991) is an Indigenous Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays fullback, centre and wing.


Born in Mackay, Queensland, Gagai played his junior football for Brisbane Wests before being signed by the Brisbane Broncos.

Playing career[edit]

From 2009 to 2011, Gagai played for the Brisbane Broncos' NYC team, scoring 39 tries in 61 games.[1]

At the end of 2010, Gagai was named at fullback in the 2010 NYC Team of the Year and played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis.

In Round 1 of the 2011 NRL season, Gagai made his NRL debut for the Broncos in their 14-16 loss to the North Queensland Cowboys. He scored a try on debut.[2]

At the end of 2011, Gagai was named at wing in the 2011 NYC Team of the Year.[3][4]

In March 2012, Gagai re-signed with the Broncos on a 2-year contract.[5]

In May 2012, Gagai was released from his Broncos contract less than 2 months after re-signing.[6]

On 28 May 2012, Gagai signed a 2-and-a-half year contract with the Newcastle Knights effective immediately.[7][8] He made his debut for the Knights in Round 14 of the 2012 NRL season, scoring a try in their 32-16 loss to the Canberra Raiders.

On 22 May 2013, Gagai re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Gagai's father Ray was a member of the Brisbane Broncos' squad in the 1989 NSWRL season. Gagai is also the cousin of Brisbane Broncos player Josh Hoffman,[10] former Broncos player Wendell Sailor[11] and fellow Knights player Travis Waddell.

Gagai is eligible to play for both Australia and New Zealand through parents of Indigenous Australian and Māori descent.[12]


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