Coup for Coutas

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Updated: January 7, 2016
Queenscliff spearhead Daniel DeGois has returned after a year in the ACT. Picture: VICKI KING
Queenscliff spearhead Daniel DeGois has returned after a year in the ACT. Picture: VICKI KING

Queenscliff spearhead Daniel DeGois has returned after a year in the ACT. Picture: VICKI KING

QUEENSCLIFF may have arguably the most potent forward line in the BFL in 2016 after confirming the return of dual-premiership spearhead Daniel DeGois from Canberra.

DeGois, who was part of the Coutas’ flags in 2012-13, spent the 2015 season with Eastlake in the NEAFL, playing 18 games, kicking eight goals and being named in the Demons’ best on eight occasions.

“It is great to have him back,” Queenscliff football director James Gladman said.

“100-goal full-forwards are hard to come by.”

A St Mary’s junior, where he played 13 senior games in three seasons, the 25-year-old arrived at Queenscliff in 2012.

He kicked 70 goals in his first season and 74 in his second as the Coutas completed a hat-trick of flags.

In 2014 he finished with 102 goals, topping the ton in the first semi-final loss to Torquay.

DeGois is the third premiership player to return to Queenscliff in the off-season, with Daniel Gibbs back from a stint with St Joseph’s and Jayden Durran making his way home after a season with GDFL club Thomson.

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Throw in the signing of co-coaches Andrew Hodgson and Jono Casey and Casey’s brother’s Andrew from Joeys, Colac premiership duo Kaden Newton and Josh Black, and Bell Park goal-sneak Jason Graham, and the Coutas are well placed for a quick a return to the finals after missing out by one win in 2015.

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