Ase Boas

Boas tearfully remembers Ottio

Hunters Captain Ase Boas read a very touching and meaningful poem from the Hunters camp, solely dedicated to their late teammate – Kato Ottio.

Speaking at the funeral service today, Boas struggled to hold back tears, describing Ottio as a “great friend of humble character”.

An emotional Boas also relayed condolences from current Kumuls captain, David Mead, who was unable to make it to the funeral.

Boas, who is the vice captain of the Kumuls, spoke of how he knew Ottio personally, saying he was a real “mummy's boy”.

VIDEO: Ase Boas confident

The Kumuls vice-captain has until Saturday to prove his left leg is in good condition to go.

 

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SP PNG Hunters arrives today

A welcome ceremony has been planned at the Airport Ceremonial Park.

The Hunters will arrive on an Air Niugini flight PX 004 from Brisbane, Australia.

The SP Hunters made history on Sunday afternoon-beating the Sunshine Coast Falcons 12-10 in the Intrust Super Grand final at Suncorp Stadium, Australia.

The win was sealed two minutes out from full time with a try from Willie Minoga off an Ase Boas grubber.

Boas makes history

Boas took out the honours at the annual QRL Awards last night at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

The scoring whizz edged out Redcliffe Dolphins Matt Lodge, Central Queensland Capras Krys Freeman, Easts Tigers Brodie Croft and Ipswich Jets Michael Purcell.

But that wasn’t all, Boas also scooped up the People’s Choice award, which is voted for by the fans.

Ever since entering the Intrust Super Cup competition in 2014, the Hunters have won the award four years in a row.

VIDEO: Ase Boas Update

The East New Britain lad said his kicking performance is one aspect of his points gathered through the season as he is now seating second on the ISC ladder as top point scorer.

 

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Boas on Hunters and World Cup position

Boas says that his kicking game can be attributed to constant dedicated practice over the season which has helped him maintain a good kicking game this year for the Hunters.

The East New Britain lad said that his kicking performance is one aspect of why his points have gathered through the season seeing him seating second on the ISC ladder as top point scorer.

The five eight said he is taking each game as it comes and hopefully with the help of his team mates he can climb up the ladder to be the leading point scorer in the competition.

Challenges of life after sports

Captain of the PNG Hunters Ase Boas says that this is a sad reality that many face.

Boas and his team mates took part in a recent financial literacy training given by Digicel PNG.

The training focused on being money smart and ways to enable simple saving measures.

Facilitated by the Digicel Learning center, the one day training which was broken up into two separate sessions for the team helped the team to be more money minded in their approach to saving and spending.

Hunters nominate Boas for award

Boas goes up against 13 other nominees, which include his Kumuls teammates and former Hunters players, Justin Olam, who is the 2017 nominee for the Sunshine Coast Falcons, and Thompson Teteh for the Redcliffe Dolphins.

To learn more about the nominees and to submit your vote, visit this page on the QRL website: http://www.qrl.com.au/intrust-super-cup/xxxx-peoples-choice-award.html

VIDEO: Ase Boas Out

Boas has been benched due to an ankle injury.

 

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​Boas is top point scorer!

Boas shot to the top after racking up 14 points (from converting six tries and one penalty goal) in yesterday’s 42-4 win over the Townsville Blackhawks at home.

The top point scorers:

1) Ase Boas (116), Jamayne Isaako - Souths Logan Magpies (112), Carlin Anderson -Townsville Blackhawks (110), Guy Hamilton - Sunshine Coast Falcons (102), Joshua Beehag - Redcliffe Dolphins (88).

The top try scorers: