Isaac De Gois
|De Gois playing for the Sharks in 2008.|
24 December 1984 |
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (13 st 8 lb)|
Isaac De Gois (born 24 December 1984) is an Portuguese Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Parramatta Eels of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Wests Tigers, Newcastle Knights and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He primarily plays hooker.
De Gois is a Wests junior from the Liverpool area. He attended All Saint Catholic Senior in Liverpool. Of Portuguese descent, De Gois made his international debut before his first-grade debut. He was selected to play for Portugal against Fiji A in October, 2005, alongside his two brothers.
2006: Career with Wests Tigers
In 2006, De Gois made his first grade debut playing for the Wests Tigers in round 3 against the New Zealand Warriors, but made only 4 other appearances for the rest of the season, due to the form of regular hooker Robbie Farah.
2007-08: Career with Cronulla
2009-11: Career with Newcastle
In April 2008, De Gois announced that he would be playing with the Newcastle Knights from 2009 onwards, signing a deal to keep him at the club until 2011 under the guidance of coach Brian Smith, and as an immediate replacement to the departing Danny Buderus.
De Gois was one of the top tacklers of 2009. He was a vital player in the Knights fairly successful 2009 season. In the last game of the regular season, De Gois injured his left knee, and left the field in the second half. Despite doubts over his fitness, he was named to play in the qualifying final against Canterbury the next week, and re-injured his knee in the first minute of play.
2011-14: Return to Cronulla
In June 2011, De Gois signed a 3-year deal with Cronulla to return to the club starting in 2012. He played in 23 games in 2012. Coach Shane Flanagan said, "I always wanted to get Isaac De Gois back to Cronulla because I knew what he could bring in terms of attitude and culture."
2014-present: Career with Parramatta
In June 2014, De Gois joined the Parramatta Eels mid-season on a 2-and-a-half year contract, as a replacement for Eels hooker Nathan Peats, who was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.
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