Dane Gagai

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Dane Gagai
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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
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011 Brisbane Broncos 7 4 0 0 16
2012– Newcastle Knights 56 16 1 0 66
Total 63 20 1 0 82
Source: RLP

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

Playing career[edit]

Born in Mackay, Queensland, Gagai played his junior football for Brisbane Wests before being signed by the Brisbane Broncos. He played for the Broncos NYC team from 2009 to 2011, 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.

In Round 1 of the 2011 NRL season Gagai made his NRL debut for the Broncos in their 14-16 loss against 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 starting immediately.[7][8] In Round 14 of the 2012 NRL season he made his debut for the Knights in their 32-16 loss to the Canberra Raiders, scoring a try.

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

Representative career[edit]

In 2010, Gagai played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis.

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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