Isaac De Gois

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Isaac De Gois
Isaac de Gois.jpg
De Gois playing for the Sharks in 2008.
Personal information
Nickname Goisy[1]
Born (1984-12-24) 24 December 1984 (age 30)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006 Wests Tigers 5 1 0 0 4
2007–08 Cronulla-Sutherland 50 10 0 0 40
2009–11 Newcastle Knights 63 7 0 0 28
2012–14 Cronulla-Sutherland 56 6 0 0 24
2014– Parramatta Eels 12 0 0 0 0
Total 186 24 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–07 Portugal 4 1 0 1 5
Source: RLP

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[2]

2006: Career with Wests Tigers[edit]

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[edit]

De Gois joined the Cronulla Sharks in 2007. He stayed with the Sharks for two seasons, never missing a game.[3] He scored 10 tries in his 50 games, scoring at a rate of one try per five games.

2009-11: Career with Newcastle[edit]

De Gois passing the ball in 2009

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.[4][5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

2011-14: Return to Cronulla[edit]

In June 2011, De Gois signed a 3-year deal with Cronulla to return to the club starting in 2012.[8] 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."[9]

2014-present: Career with Parramatta[edit]

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.[10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dillon, Robert (10 March 2012). "Newcastle certain De Gois won't go missing in action". Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media). p. 86. 
  2. ^ "Portugal 4 v Fiji A 40". Portuguese Rugby League. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Isaac De Gois". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Push is on by younger guns as retirement and transfers bite". The Leader. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  5. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  6. ^ Robert Dillon and Brett Keeble (12 September 2009). "De Gois fitness open to conjecture". The Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Adam Lucius. "Stone: De Gois gamble backfired". sportal.com.au. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  8. ^ http://www.nrl.com/de-gois-agrees-to-three-year-sharks-deal/tabid/10874/newsid/63524/default.aspx[dead link]
  9. ^ James Hooper (29 April 2012). "Cronulla's great season built on back of a bunch of discarded misfits". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "De Gois Signs with Parramatta". Parramatta Eels. Telstra Media. 8 June 2014. 
  11. ^ McCullough, Ian (7 June 2014). "Eels sign experienced hooker De Gois". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 
  12. ^ "Eels sign De Gois". Rugby League Week. 6 June 2014. 

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