[30], On 26 September, he played for the Prime Minister's XIII against Papua New Guinea, playing at centre in his team's 40-12 win in Port Moresby. We'll get through the season and see where it goes after that; that's the way it should be.". That's not his desired position," Bennett said. On 28 January, Gagai was banned from the Queensland Origin camp by Mal Meninga after a discipline breach. In round 18 against Wests Tigers, Gagai scored a try but was later sent to the sin bin after throwing the ball at Wests player Luke Brooks. On 19 March, Gagai re-signed with Brisbane on a two-year contract. [14] On 28 May, Gagai signed a 2-year contract with the Newcastle Knights effective immediately. Born 3 January 1991 (age 29) Theresa May livid as Gove addresses Brexit security fears, Guests left horrified after a zookeeper is mauled to death by bears, Tributes pour in for teacher who was beheaded near Paris, Gove accuses Andy Burnham of 'indulging in political positioning'. As John Leslie is found not guilty of groping woman's breasts in 2008, his... No amount of money is worth it: Tantrums, demands for unlimited sex... and silence at the dinner table... STEPHEN GLOVER: Who will rid us of these anti-Brexit, grenade throwing bishops? [38][39][40], He finished the season having played in 22 matches and scoring 3 tries as Newcastle finished last on the table and claimed the wooden spoon for a second consecutive year. In August, Gagai rejected playing for New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, instead setting his sights to play for Queensland in State of Origin.[18]. The Maroons were only just getting their head around losing 29-Origin fullback Billy Slater, who made a shock withdrawal on Monday with a hamstring injury. "I don't think he enjoyed seeing himself in a headline earlier in the week, (being) centre of attention over something he had no control over. On 3 October, he was selected in the 24-man Australia Kangaroos 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad. [49] Gagai played in 5 matches and scored 3 tries in the tournament including starting on the wing in the Kangaroos gritty 6-0 World Cup Final victory over England at Suncorp Stadium. During the 2018 All-Stars match at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Gagai was eligible to play for both representative teams as he had Torres Strait Island and Maori heritage. Dane Gagai (born 3 January 1991) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre and winger for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL. A fired-up Bennett argued rampant speculation about Gagai reflected the current era of players regularly moving between clubs, often mid-contract. Mamer came to Australia as a refugee. Brisbane's other injury concerns halfback Ben Hunt (thigh) and lock Josh McGuire (ankle) moved freely at their match-eve training session at the MCG. 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[25][26] On 8 July, he made his State of Origin debut on the wing for Queensland in Game 3 of the 2015 State of Origin series,[27] scoring the first try of the game, in Queensland's 52-6 win. [36][37], He played in all 3 matches for Queensland on the wing in the 2016 State of Origin series, where he scored 1 try in Game 1 in Queensland's 6-4 win at ANZ Stadium and a hat-trick of tries in Game 2 in their 26-16 win at Suncorp Stadium. "It's out of hand. Fox Sports commentators Andrew Voss, Jimmy Smith and Mark Gasnier commented on the incident, "Right there at the finish, I don't think I've ever seen the likes of that in all my time following rugby league", said Voss. Has Brussels blinked first? Dane Gagai (born 3 January 1991) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre and winger for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL. We love feedback: help us improve by rating the app and sharing your suggestions at apps@sbs.com.au. Souths would go on to win the match 26-24. [48] In his next match against Lebanon, Gagai scored his first international try in the 34-0 win at Sydney Football Stadium. Gagai was then selected to the Maori All-Stars Team.[54][55]. South Sydney NRL coach Wayne Bennett says star Dane Gagai has told teammates he wants to stay and can't understand where recent reports have come from. The Indigenous side won 20-6. It's been nearly 100 years since they claimed as many... British spy agencies BANNED non-white employees until 1980, new official history of GCHQ reveals. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. [20] In June, he was included in the Queensland Maroons extended 22 man squad but was later not chosen to make his debut for Queensland. He previously played for the Brisbane Broncos and Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. [21] Gagai played in all of the Knights 24 matches, scoring 7 tries and kicking a goal. 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