Boas brothers sign with English club

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed the signings of Ase and Watson Boas for the 2019 season of the Betfred Championship in England.

The brothers, who have represented the PNG Kumuls in the 2017 World Cup, were also integral in the success of the PNG Hunters’ Intrust Super Cup winning team in the same year.

Ase captained the Hunters to minor premiership and grand final victories, claiming the Duncan Hall Medal for a player-of-the-match performance in the final and Courier Mail Medal for being the best and fairest in the competition, over the entire season.

In media statement released by the club, Featherstone Rovers general manager Davide Longo said the Boas brothers are hugely talented players with experience of winning and playing at an elite level.

The club reported that the brothers are set to arrive in the UK in January, but for 29-year-old Ase, it will not be the first time playing in the country.

He represented PNG in the 2013 World Cup, while younger brother Watson truly established himself on the international stage in the 2017 tournament, with the winning try against Ireland.

(Ase, left, and Watson Boas)

Salome Vincent