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Paul Dezolt (born 29 August 1978) is a former professional rugby league footballer. His position of choice was at Hooker.

A Herbert River junior, Dezolt started his career at the North Queensland Cowboys, debuting in 1999. Dezolt played 30 first grade games for the club in the National Rugby League before being deemed surplus to requirements in 2004. Dezolt originally looked to join the Queensland Cup in 2004, hoping to fight his way back into the Cowboys.

While Dezolt was at the Cowboys he made his debut for Italy, being named the Man of the Match in the 2003 Ionian Cup clash against Greece.

In 2004, Dezolt signed a short-term deal with the New Zealand Warriors. He made his debut for the club against the Cowboys, at his old home ground Dairy Farmers Stadium. While he was at the Warriors he also played two games for the Counties Manukau Jetz in the Bartercard Cup. He was released from his contract on 14 June, sixteen days before it expired having played 3 games for the club.

After leaving the Warriors, Dezolt then returned to the Queensland Cup, joining the Easts Tigers. Dezolt returned home in 2006 and was part of the Herbert River Crushers side that won the Townsville and District Rugby League title for the first time

 
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Former Cowboy to try out for Warriors

21 Feb, 2004 02:30 PM
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The Warriors will be trialling a new player in their pre-season NRL game against Parramatta on the Gold Coast tonight.

Former North Queensland Cowboys hooker Paul Dezolt will get a run in Warriors colours.

Coach Daniel Anderson is keen to have a look at Dezolt as a possible back-up to Monty Betham and Tevita Latu.

- Newstalk ZB

 
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Aussie import keen to impress for Warriors

By PETER JESSUP

Former North Queensland hooker Paul Dezolt will get his first chance to play for the Warriors against his old team in Townsville on Saturday night.

The 25-year-old is the only change to the side who beat Melbourne, covering the loss of Tevita Latu.

Stacey Jones, in his 200th game for the club, is playing in the five-eighth role this week after shifting between that and halfback against the Storm.

Lance Hohaia is seen as the quicker option close to the ruck and Jones is given an extra half-metre and split-second to go for his option.

The Warriors forwards went well last Sunday and should get a better roll-on from Dezolt, who will be keen to impress.

After being cut by the Cowboys at the end of last season, he gave up on an NRL career and took a job. The Warriors' offer of a half-season contract to June came out of the blue. They were seeking cover in the No 9 jersey after PJ Marsh's return from neck injury was delayed and because Latu was recovering from tuberculosis.

The injured Monty Betham is still three weeks away and Latu dislocated his shoulder last Sunday and is out for six weeks. The Warriors will improve markedly with a specialist back in the job, especially because Marsh offers a smart, short-kicking game and good vision as the link man in support.

 
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Kemp offloads Warriors' dead wood

By PETER JESSUP

New Warriors coach Tony Kemp has made his first mark on the team, albeit one that was predicted, in letting stand-in hooker Paul Dezolt go.

The former North Queensland rake was contracted until June 30 as fill-in for the injured P. J. Marsh and Tevita Latu. But he has not done enough to impress, despite the ongoing concerns with the number nine jersey and dummy-half role, and was not kept on even for this weekend's visit from the Cowboys.

The club was hopeful Latu could play on with a left shoulder that has repeatedly dislocated but a trial yesterday was sufficient to rule that out. Latu will be out for between three and six weeks, may suffer the problem again and needs surgery at the end of the season if not before.

Second rower Danny Sullivan, who joined the club after playing at Junior Kangaroo level then missed the 2003 season with knee trouble, is gone mid-contract after failing to recover. He played one game from the bench in two seasons.

The two moves, though minor, show Kemp is not panicking despite the fact his side props up the competition ladder. They also free up some cash to buy some go-forward.

 
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Kirwan High. Dezolt front row 3rd from the left. Also Brent Webb and George Gatis in this pic.​
 
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2000 Cowboys reserve grade. Dezolt crouching on the left. Can you spot the Warriors legend in this pic?​
 
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Im actually friends with Paul Dezolt on Facebook since the last time I did these updates and its great to see his 2004 debut jersey framed in his mancave...

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20.00-25.00 signing with the Warriors
36.10 Health issues and what he's doing now
 
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Found a podcast from 2020 that had Paul Dezolt as a guest. As with our last update he is still managing his pulmonary hypertension which had him quite crook in the past. He seems to come out the other end but will need medication for the rest of his life.

He's able to work part time now and is a Indigenous Support Officer at Gilroy Santa Maria College.

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Principal's Message​


Gilroy Santa Maria College is a co-educational Catholic College administered by Townsville Catholic Education with a current enrolment of approximately 350 students.

We are recognised throughout Northern Queensland as a school that has achieved great success in the academic, cultural, sporting and vocational fields over the past 60 years.

Our curriculum is broad, allowing for the development of students in many areas. We have a skilled Student Support Services Team available to provide counselling, career advice and learning support for students, parents and teachers.

Gilroy Santa Maria strongly promotes a friendly, learning, Catholic community and encourages the growth of our students through the gospel values. Our staff are dedicated professionals with a supportive, pastoral approach who believe in holistic development of our young men and women in the Catholic tradition.

I invite you to visit our community and see our beautiful grounds and working environment. Gilroy Santa Maria College would be an excellent choice of Secondary College for your child and I am confident you would experience what it means to be a part of a friendly, learning, Catholic community.

Kevin Barnes, College Principal​


 
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As mentioned Paul Dezolt suffers from pulmonary hypertension which is currently a terminal illness that affects the heart and lungs.

Please spare 4 minutes to learn a little about it and get your warrant of fitness every year lads. For everything, not just pulmonary hypertension...

 

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