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 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.

Background[edit]

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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