Isaac De Gois

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Isaac De Gois
Personal information
Born (1984-12-24) 24 December 1984 (age 34)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006 Wests Tigers 5 1 0 0 4
2007–08 Cronulla Sharks 50 10 0 0 40
2009–11 Newcastle Knights 63 7 0 0 28
2012–14 Cronulla Sharks 56 6 0 0 24
2014–16 Parramatta Eels 51 4 0 0 16
Total 225 28 0 0 112
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–07 Portugal 4 1 0 1 5
Source: [1]

Isaac De Gois (born 24 December 1984), also known by the nickname of "Goisy",[2] is a former Portugal international rugby league footballer. His position was hooker and he played for the Wests Tigers, Newcastle Knights, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League.


De Gois was born in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia.

Playing career[edit]

De Gois is a Wests junior from the Liverpool area. He attended All Saints Catholic Senior College. 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.[3]

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.

De Gois playing for Cronulla

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.[4] He scored 10 tries in his 50 games, scoring at a rate of one try per five games.

2009-11: Career with Newcastle[edit]

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.[5][6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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."[10]

2014-16: Career with Parramatta[edit]

In June 2014, De Gois joined the Parramatta Eels mid-season on a ​2 12-year contract, as a replacement for Eels hooker Nathan Peats, who was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.[11][12][13]

A concussion suffered in the 2017 pre-season forced De Gois into retirement.

Love It or List It Australia[edit]

Isaac De Gois and his partner Renee were the focus of season two episode five of Love It or List It Australia.[14]


  1. ^ "Isaac De Gois - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  2. ^ Dillon, Robert (10 March 2012). "Newcastle certain De Gois won't go missing in action". Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Media. p. 86.
  3. ^ "Portugal 4 v Fiji A 40". Portuguese Rugby League. Retrieved 31 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Isaac De Gois". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Push is on by younger guns as retirement and transfers bite". The Leader. 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
  6. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 4 October 2008. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
  7. ^ Robert Dillon and Brett Keeble (12 September 2009). "De Gois fitness open to conjecture". The Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  8. ^ Adam Lucius. "Stone: De Gois gamble backfired". Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  9. ^ David Beniuk (27 June 2011). "De Gois agrees to three-year Sharks deal". Archived from the original on 30 June 2011.
  10. ^ James Hooper (29 April 2012). "Cronulla's great season built on back of a bunch of discarded misfits". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  11. ^ "De Gois Signs with Parramatta". Parramatta Eels. Telstra Media. 8 June 2014.
  12. ^ McCullough, Ian (7 June 2014). "Eels sign experienced hooker De Gois". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media.
  13. ^ "Eels sign De Gois". Rugby League Week. 6 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Love It or List It Australia S02E05". LifeStyle. Foxtel. 28 January 2018.

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