Jacob "Gags" Gagai - South Sydney Player Report

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Jacob Gagai is a one time South Sydney Reserve Grade premiership winner in 2023 who also won the 2023 NRL reserve grade State Championship with South Sydney.

Originating from Mackay in Queensland, Jacob followed brother Dane to Brisbane and then Newcastle. He would have stints with Souths Brisbane, Lakes United and Glebe-Burwood along the way. After a successful stint at Glebe-Burwood where he played in the Presidents Cup final he joined his brother Dane at South Sydney in late 2020 during Covid lockdown. In his first trial for the Rabbitohs in 2021 he scored a hattrick of tries against Group 20 in Griffith. He made his senior grade premiership debut for South Sydney in the 2021 Round 1 Reserve Grade clash against Penrith at Penrith Park, scoring a try on debut. In 2023 he got a call up and made his South Sydney first grade debut against Manly-Warringah in the Round 1 Pre-Season Challenge clash at Central Coast Stadium. Gagai would wait a whole year before he made his first grade premiership debut with South Sydney in the 2024 Round 1 Las Vegas clash against Manly-Warringah, scoring a try on debut.

Jacob Gagai, is a fleet footed runner who began his career in the halves. He is a extremely quick runner with a great swerve, and safe under the high ball, with a ability to setup tries on the run. His best position is fullback, while he has played wing, five eighth and centre during his career at South Sydney.

In Round 6 2022 Gagai was rewarded with captaincy of the South Sydney Reserve Grade team. He would capatin the Reserve Grade team on 9 occassions.

Gagai got his call up into representative football in the 2023 Maori team team for the All-Stars clash, but had to withdraw after it was found he needed to serve a one game suspension from the NRL State Championship final.

Player Relatives
Father      - Gagai, Ray (Broncos)
Brother     - Gagai, Dane

Playing - Height / Weight
           183cm / 92kg

Representative Qualification
Queensland
Indigenous
Maori

Date of Birth
Mackay, Qld - 20th December 1995

Previous Clubs                             First Grade :          Lower Grades :                Juniors
                                       M  T   G FG  Pt :       M  T  G  FG  Pt :        M  T  G  FG  Pt
Mackay                (2012)                           :                       : U18    .  1   -  -   4
Newcastle             (2013)                           :                       : U18
Souths-Bris           (2013)                           : A-Gr                  :
Newcastle             (2014)                           : NYC  14  3   -  -  12
Brisbane              (2015)                           : NYC   5  -   -  -   - 
Central Qld           (2015)                           : QLDC  6  2   -  -   8
Newcastle             (2015)                           : NYC   6  3   -  -  12
Newcastle             (2016)                           : RG    2  -   -  -   -
Lakes United          (2017)                           :          
Newcastle             (2018-19)                        : RG   21  8   -  -  32
Glebe-Burwood         (2020)                           : PC    4  -   -  -   -

Previous Rep Honours                   M  T   G FG  Pt
Nth Qld-Murri         (2011)    U16
RU National Indigenous(2011)    U16
NSW Country           (2017)    U23    1  2   -  -   8  

Playing Career at South Sydney (2021-24)

South Sydney First Grade Debut
2023 Pre01 v Manly-Warringah (Pre-Season Challenge - 27y 52d)
2024 Rd01  v Manly-Warringah (Premiership - 28y 73d)

Contracted Until
End of 2024

First Grade
                               Premiership :                Pre-Season Challenge
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
2023     -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :   2   1  (1)  1   -      -   -    4
2024     -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -   -    -

TOTAL    -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :   2   1  (1)  1   -      -   -    4

SS FG    2   1  (1)  1   -      -   -    4

South Sydney Senior Grade Debut
2021 Rd01  Penr v Penrith (Reserve Grade)

Lower Grades                                
                          (RG) Premiership :              (RG)State Championship
Year     M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
2021    11  11   -   7   -      -   -   28 :
2022    21  21   -   7   -      -   -   28 :
2023    26  26   -   7   -      -   -   28 :   1   1   -   -   -      -   -    -

TOTAL   58  58   -  21   -      -   -   84 :   1   1   -   -   -      -   -    -

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                               Premiership :                                 Cup :                         All Matches
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
CAREER  58  58   -  21   -      -   -   84 :   3   2  (1)  1   -      -   -    4 :  61  60  (1) 22   -      -   -   88 

Versus - First Grade                                                : Lower Grades
                          (FG) Premiership :         (FG)Pre-Season :       (RG) Premiership
                     T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
Blacktown                                  :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
Canterbury                                 :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Gold Coast           1   -      -   -    4 :                        :
Manly                1   -      -   -    4 :                        :
Melbourne            2   -      -   -    8 :                        :
Newcastle                                  :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Newtown                                    :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Norths                                     :                        :  4   -      -   -   16
Mt Prtchrd                                 :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
Parramatta           2   -      -   -    8 :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
Penrith                                    :                        :  3   -      -   -   12
St Geo-Ill                                 :  1   -      -   -    4 :  2   -      -   -    8
Syd Rstrs                                  :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Warriors                                   :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Wests                                      :                        :  2   -      -   -    8

Venues  - First Grade                                               : Lower Grades
                          (FG) Premiership :         (FG)Pre-Season :       (RG) Premiership
                     T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
StAu                                       :                        :  6   -      -   -   24
Redf                                       :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Aubr                                       :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
Coog                                       :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Coll                                       :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Dubb                                       :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Layb                                       :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
Lidc                                       :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
LVgs                 1   -      -   -    4 :                        :
MRSt                 2   -      -   -    8 :                        :
Mudg                                       :  1   -      -   -    4 :
NSO                                        :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Penr                                       :                        :  2   -      -   -    8
Robi                 1   -      -   -    4 :                        :
SFS2                                       :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
WSS                  2   -      -   -    8 :                        :  2   -      -   -    8

Match Statistics at South Sydney

2021                                                                   First Grade Statistics     :                                                                       Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Trial Wing  #5 Group 20   Grif W                                               3  -     -         :
Rd01                                                                                              : RG   LWng  #5 Penrith    Penr L 80   5  -  -  3  -  12   3  100  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd03                                                                                              : RG   LWng  #5 Norths     StAu L 80   2  -  -  4  2  17   1  209  1  1   -  -  2  -     -   -
Rd04                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Mt Prtchrd Aubr W 80   6  -  -  2  1  16   -  130  2  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd06                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Wests      StAu L 80   4  -  -  3  -  13   1  142  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd07                                                                                              : RG   5/8   #1 Parramatta Ring L 80  12  -  -  3  -   5   -   31  3  -   1  2  -  -     -   -
Rd08                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Canberra   Belc W 80   7  -  -  2  1  15   -  133  3  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd09                                                                                              : RG   5/8   #6 Blacktown  Redf L 70   8  1  -  4  -   4   -   41  -  -   3  1  -  -     -   -
Rd11                                                                                              : RG   LWng  #2 Penrith    Dubb L 80   7  -  -  2  1   8   -   71  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd12                                                                                              : RG   5/8   #6 Parramatta StAu L 80  20  -  -  6  -   5   1   29  -  1   2  -  -  -     -   -
Rd13                                                                                              : RG   LWng  #2 St Geo-Ill Redf L 80   5  -  -  -  1  10   1   98  -  1   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd14                                                                                              : RG   RWng  #2 Newcastle  StAu L 80   3  1  -  3  1  13   -  104  1  1   -  1  1  -     -   -

2021 TOTALS                                                                                       :                                870  79  2  - 32  7 118   7 1088 11  4   6  5  7  -     -   -

2022                                                                   First Grade Statistics     :                                                                       Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Trial Flbk #19 Nth Qld    Crns L 80   5  -  -  4  -  10   -   71  2  1   -  1  -  -     -   -     :
Rd01                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Canterbury Belm L 80   7  -  -  1  -  12   -  133  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd02                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Mt Prtchrd Aubr W 80  11  -  -  -  1   8   -   82  -  -   1  -  1  -     -   -
Rd03                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Norths     StAu L 80   4  -  -  3  1  14   -  135  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd04                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Penrith    Penr W 80   3  2  -  1  -  12   -  114  -  1   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd05                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill StAu L 80   5  -  -  2  -  13   2  125  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd06                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Newtown    StAu W 80   8  1  -  1  2  13   1  184  1  -   1  -  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd07                                                                                              : RG   5/8   #6 Wests      Lidc W 80  17  -  -  3  1  12   -  120  -  -   2  -  1  -     -   -
Rd08                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Blacktown  Redf W 80   6  -  -  1  -  16   1  186  2  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd09                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Newcastle  Redf W 80   6  -  -  1  1  12   -  117  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd10                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Canberra   Redf L 80   9  -  -  4  1  10   -  101  1  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd12                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Norths     NSO  L 80   4  -  -  4  -   9   1   96  -  -   -  2  -  -     -   -
Rd13                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Wests      Redf W 80   7  -  -  -  -   6   1   62  2  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd14                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Coll W 80   9  -  -  1  -  12   -   94  1  -   -  1  1  -     -   - (c)
Rd15                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Blacktown  Layb W 80   2  -  -  -  2  13   -  179  -  -   1  1  1  -     -   - (c)
Rd16                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Parramatta StAu L 80  10  1  -  1  -  10   1  102  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd18                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Canterbury StAu L 80   4  -  -  1  -  14   -  135  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   - (c)
Rd19                                                                                              : RG   LCnt  #4 Mt Prtchrd StAu W 80   8  -  -  3  -  13   -  124  -  1   -  1  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd20                                                                                              : RG   LCnt  #3 Newtown    Hens L 80  12  -  -  7  1  13   -  133  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd21                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Canberra   Bruc W 80   4  -  -  2  1  14   1  132  1  -   -  1  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd22                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Parramatta WSS  L 80   5  -  -  1  1  18   -  194  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd23                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Penrith    StAu D 80   5  -  -  1  1  18   -  194  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   - (c)

2022 TOTALS                                                                                       :                               1680 150  4  - 39 19 257  10 2637 13  6   5 11  7  -     -   -

2023                                                                      First Grade Statistics     :                                                                          Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Pre01 LCnt  #4 Manly      Gosf L 80  11  2  -  2  -  -   6   -   63  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Pre02 Int  #25 St Geo-Ill Mudg W 40   1  -  -  2  -  -   4   -   28  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     :
Rd01                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #4 Newtown    Hens L 80  12  -  -  1  -  1  10   2  104  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd02                                                                                                 : RG   5/8   #6 Penrith    Penr L 80  19  1  -  4  -  -   7   -   64  -  -   1  1  -  -     -   -
Rd03                                                                                                 : RG   5/8   #6 Syd Rstrs  Went L 80  17  -  -  3  -  -   8   -   79  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd04                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #6 Blacktown  StAu W 80   1  -  -  -  -  2  21   3  291  1  -   1  -  -  -     -   -
Rd06                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #4 Canterbury StAu L 80  12  -  1  6  -  -  11   1   90  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd07                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Norths     NSO  L 80   6  -  -  3  -  -  12   3  116  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd08                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #3 Penrith    StAu W 80  14  -  -  3  1  1  20   1  182  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd09                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #3 Canberra   Wagg L 80  10  -  -  3  -  -  13   -  124  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd10                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #3 Syd Rstrs  NSO  W 80   7  -  -  2  -  -  13   -  110  3  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd11                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #3 Wests      StAu L 80   6  -  -  4  1  1  20   2  197  -  2   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd12                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Parramatta SFS2 L 80   8  -  -  1  -  -  14   1   99  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd13                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Canberra   StAu W 80   3  -  -  2  1  -  11   1   99  1  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd14                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Warriors   Redf W 80   4  -  -  3  -  -  18   3  174  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd15                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Koga W 80  10  -  -  1  1  -  15   3  149  2  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd16                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Norths     Coog W 80   4  1  -  1  1  -  16   -  203  -  -   -  1  1  -     -   -
Rd17                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Blacktown  Layb W 80   6  -  -  1  1  -  16   1  182  3  -   1  -  1  -     -   -
Rd18                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Warriors   MtSm L 80  14  -  -  2  -  -  14   -   89  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd19                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Canterbury StAu L 80   5  -  -  4  1  -   8   2   57  -  2   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd20                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Parramatta WSS  W 80   5  -  -  2  -  1  22   1  186  1  -   -  -  2  -     -   -
Rd21                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Newcastle  Redf W 80   4  -  -  1  -  1  11   -  113  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd22                                                                                                 : RG   RCnt  #3 Wests      Lidc W 80  13  -  -  2  1  1  10   -   98  -  1   -  -  2  -     -   -
Rd23                                                                                                 : RG   RCnt  #3 Newtown    Redf W 80  15  -  -  1  -  -   8   -   62  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd24                                                                                                 : RG   RCnt  #3 St Geo-Ill Redf W 80   9  1  -  3  2  -  11   -  107  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
MPSF                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Warriors   NSO  W 80   3  -  -  1  1  -  14   1  149  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
MSF                                                                                                  : RG   Flbk  #1 Norths     Leic W 80   3  -  -  4  1  1  12   -  110  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
GF                                                                                                   : RG   RCnt  #4 Norths     WSS  W 80  16  -  -  1  -  -   9   1   74  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -
StCh                                                                                                 : RG   RCnt  #4 Bris-Tig   StAu W 80  11  2  -  5  1  2  16   2  173  3  1   -  2  -  -     -   -

2023 TOTALS                                                                                          :                               2160 237  5  1 64 13 11 360  28 3481 21  9   4  9  7  -     -   -

2024                                                                      First Grade Statistics     :                                                                          Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Pre01 Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Koga W 40   7  -  -  -  -  -  10   -   76  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd01  RWng  #5 Manly      LVgs L 80   7  -  -  3  -  1  11   -  119  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     :
Rd03                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #5 Syd Rstrs  SFS2 W 80   6  -  -  5  -  1  14   1  130  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd04                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #4 Canterbury StAu L 80   8  -  -  1  -  -  10   2   82  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd05                                                                                                 : RG   LCnt  #4 Warriors   StAu W 80  11  -  -  2  -  -  11   1   73  -  2   -  -  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd06  18th     Cronulla                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Newtown    StAu W 80   -  -  -  -  -  -  15   1  228  -  -   1  -  1  -     -   - (c)
Rd08  LWng  #2 Melbourne  MRSt L 80   3  -  -  1  -  2  11   -  105  -  -   -  -  2  -     -   -     :
Rd11  RWng  #5 Nth Qld    LngS L 80   7  -  -  2  -  -  12   -   83  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd12  RWng  #5 Parramatta StAu W 80   7  -  -  3  -  -   8   1   61  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd14  RWng  #5 Gold Coast Robi W 80   5  -  -  1  -  2  10   -  149  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     :
Rd15  RWng  #5 Brisbane   StAu W 80   9  -  -  4  -  -  14   1  120  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd16  RWng  #5 Manly      StAu W 80   5  -  -  -  -  1  11   2  125  1  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd18  RWng  #5 Parramatta WSS  W 80   9  -  -  -  -  3   9   1  115  1  -   -  1  2  -     -   -     :

Captaincy Record at South Sydney

      Lower Grades
Year  RG-Premiership(  W- D-L      %) : RG-StCh(  W- D-L      %) : U20s(  W- D-L      %)
2022               9(  4- 0-5    44%) :
2024

TOTAL              9(  4- 0-5    44%) :

SS CAREER          9(  4- 0-5    44%)

Suspension Record at South Sydney

Year       Grade  v              Fine Wk CO  Ldg G CHARGE
2023 StCh  RG     Bris-Tig          -  1  -    - 2 Carless High Tackle

Sin Bins

Year       Grade v          CHARGE
2021 Rd09  RG    Blacktown  10SB Professional Foul

Player Awards

Year  Award
2023 - South Sydney Reserve Grade(NSW Cup) Best Back
2023 - South Sydney Senior Pathways Team of the Year(Fullback)

Representative Honours at South Sydney

Domestic
none

International
none

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG

2024 Wing NZ Maori             v Aus Indigenous     All Stars                          (Withdrew due to suspension)

Player News

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