Isaah Yeo

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Isaah Yeo
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Personal information
Full nameIsaah Ferguson-Yeo[1]
Born (1994-11-06) 6 November 1994 (age 25)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Playing information
PositionSecond-row, Lock, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014– Penrith Panthers 134 17 0 0 68
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
As of 4 July 2020
Source: [2]

Isaah Ferguson-Yeo (born 6 November 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward and centre for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL.

He played for New South Wales Country in 2016.

Early years[edit]

Yeo was born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of former North Sydney Bears and Balmain Tigers player Justin Yeo.[3]

Yeo played his junior football for the St Johns, Dubbo and Dubbo CYMS, before being signed by the Penrith Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

Yeo playing for the Windsor Wolves in 2013

Yeo played for the Panthers' NYC team in 2013.[4] Yeo played in the Panthers' 2013 NYC Grand Final 42-30 win over the New Zealand Warriors.[5]


In round 1 of the 2014 NRL season, Yeo made his NRL debut for the Panthers against the Newcastle Knights.[6] Yeo scored his first career try in the Panthers' 38-12 win over the Parramatta Eels in round 12.[7] On 9 July 2014, Yeo was selected for the NSW residents team to play against the Queensland residents team at Suncorp Stadium. He played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in the NSW 16-24 loss.[8] Yeo finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 10 matches and scoring 2 tries.


On 31 January and 1 February, Yeo played for the Panthers in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[9] He finished off the 2015 season having played in 21 matches and scoring 2 tries for the Panthers.[10]


In February 2016, Yeo was named in the Panthers' 2016 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[11] On 11 February 2016, Yeo extended his contract with the Panthers from the end of 2016 to the end of 2019.[12] On 8 May 2016, Yeo played for New South Wales Country against New South Wales City, playing on the wing in the 30-44 loss in Tamworth.[13] Yeo finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 26 matches and 5 tries for the Panthers.


In February 2017, Yeo was named as the captain of Panthers 2017 NRL Auckland Nines squad, The Panthers were the runner-ups of the tournament, losing to the Roosters 10-8 in the final.[14][15]


Yeo made 26 appearances for Penrith and scored 4 tries in 2018 as the club finished 5th on the table at the end of the regular season. Penrith reached the second week of the finals for the third season running but were eliminated by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 21-20 with Yeo scoring a try in the defeat.[16]


Yeo began the 2019 as one of Penrith's first choice second-rowers and played in the club's opening round loss against Parramatta. Yeo was taken from the field after being hit in a high tackle by Michael Jennings. The following week, Yeo scored a try in Penrith's victory over Newcastle but was taken from the field after suffering another concussion. In Round 8 against Canberra, Yeo was taken from the field with a shoulder injury during the club's 30-12 loss.[17][18]

Yeo made a total of 18 appearances for Penrith in the 2019 NRL season as the club finished a disappointing 10th on the table and missed out on the finals for the first time since 2015.[19]


  1. ^ "Auckland could one day warrant NRL round of its own, promoters say". 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Isaah Yeo - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  3. ^ Guthrie, Nick (13 February 2014). "Yeo named in Penrith squad for NRL Nines". Daily Liberal. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Isaah Yeo". Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  5. ^ Guthrie, Nick (7 October 2013). "Fairytale finish to Yeo's first season". Daily Liberal. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  6. ^ "NRL TEAM CHANGES - Panthers". Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Penrith Panthers destroy Parramatta Eels 38-12, go level on points with Manly, Canterbury atop ladder - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". 30 May 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  8. ^ "VB NSW Cup Rep Team go down to QLD Residents". Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  9. ^ "PANTHERS UNVEIL 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 24 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Panthers name Auckland Nines squad". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Yeo signs new deal with Panthers". Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Young City side stun Country". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Could the Penrith Panthers be Unwilling Champions of the Auckland Nines". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Auckland Nines 2017: Sydney Roosters stun Penrith Panthers". 5 February 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Penrith Panthers 2018 season review".
  17. ^ "Penrith star opens up on concern for mate's 'sickening' concussion battle".
  18. ^ "Panthers cautious with Yeo, defend handling to NRL".
  19. ^ "Blame game will not solve Panthers' problems". Western Weekender.

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