Des Foy

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Des Foy
Personal information
Full name Desmond Foy
Born (1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 51)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1980–1982 Widnes 14 6 21
1982–1989 Oldham 18 65 256
Total 32 71 0 0 277
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1984–1985 British Lions 3 2 8
Source: [1]

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.[2]

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