Des Foy

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Des Foy
Personal information
Full name Desmond J. Foy[1]
Born (1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 53)
Oldham, Lancashire, England[1]
Playing information
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1980–82 Widnes 14 7 21
1982–91 Oldham 197 96 380
Total 211 103 0 0 401
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1984–85 Great Britain 3 2 8
Source: [2]

Des Foy (born 29 December 1963 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a British former rugby league player, appearing for various teams in Britain and Australia, and at the international level for Great Britain and Ireland.

Foy signed for Widnes at the age of seventeen, later transferring for an undisclosed fee to Oldham. In 1984, he toured with the British Lions to Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. In 1989 he signed for Newcastle Knights, returning shortly after to play again for Oldham and for Huddersfield. He retired from club rugby in 1993.

His international career saw him make appearances for Ireland against such national teams as Scotland and the United States. In 1995, he played for Ireland in the Rugby League Emerging Nations Tournament held in October in northern England. On St. Patrick's Day in 1996 he was on the squad against the USA Rugby League team, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

In 2014, he was named a Director of Rugby League Ireland.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Des Foy - Career Stats & Summary". 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Former International Joins Board". 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

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