Hans de Goede (born 13 February 1953, in Amsterdam) is a Dutch-born Canadian former rugby union player who played as lock.

Hans de Goede
Birth nameHans de Goede
Date of birth (1953-02-13) February 13, 1953 (ageĀ 67)
Place of birthAmsterdam, Netherlands
SchoolVictoria High School
SpouseStephanie White de Goede
ChildrenJacob de Goede
Thyssen de Goede
Sophie de Goede
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971-1987 Vancouver Island Crimson Tide 25 ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
James Bay AA
Cardiff RFC
James Bay AA


Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1972-1987 British Columbia ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1974-1987 Canada 24 (5)


Before his rugby career, de Goede practiced football, playing three games for Victoria Dolphins. Later, at Central Junior High School, he started playing rugby. He first later starting his club career leading Vic High team to the final of the Howard Russell Cup in 1971.[1] Later he played for James Bay Athletic Association, where he would play for 20 years. He also played for BC Bears at provincial level, of which he was captain, 60 matches for Cardiff RFC in Wales[2] and for Vancouver Island Crimson Tide at regional level between 1972-1987.[3] As rugby union was an amateur sport at the time, de Goede earned extra money at "You Think You're Tough?" boxing tournaments.[4] On 25 October 1974, de Goede was first capped for Canada in the match against Tonga in Vancouver. He was also present in the 1987 Rugby World Cup Canada squad, of which he was the captain, playing all the three matches in the tournament, with the match against Wales in Invercargill being his last cap.[5] de Goede played twice for World XV, in 1976 and in 1980. He was inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

Personal lifeEdit

He married to Stephanie White de Goede, who was Canada women's national rugby union team first captain.[6] He is also the father of Jacob de Goede, of James Bay AA, Thyssen de Goede, who is also a rugby union player for James Bay AA and previously Canada[7] and of Sophie de Goede, who plays for the Canada.[8]


  1. ^ User, Super. "Hans DeGoede (1996)". www.gvshof.ca.
  2. ^ "Hans de Goede | Cardiff RFC". www.cardiffrfc.com.
  3. ^ "BC Sports Hall of Fame". www.bcsportshalloffame.com.
  4. ^ "BlackburnNews.com - De Goede set to make test debut for Canada". blackburnnews.com.
  5. ^ "Hans de Goede | Rugby Union | Players and Officials | ESPN Scrum". ESPN scrum.
  6. ^ "Mother and daughter share rugby legacy - Oak Bay News". Oak Bay News. 4 September 2016.
  7. ^ "BlackburnNews.com - De Goede set to make test debut for Canada". blackburnnews.com.
  8. ^ "Sophie de Goede named U SPORTS Rookie of the Year, McKinley Hunt honoured as All-Canadian - Queen's University". Queens University Athletics.

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