Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone releases Ase Boas

Boas will return to Papua New Guinea after making five competitive appearances for the club.

This included a try-scoring home debut against Batley Bulldogs and kicking two goals in the team’s 46-16 victory over Halifax.

“Everyone at Featherstone Rovers would like to warmly thank Boas for his contribution to the club and wish him and his family all the very best for the future,” says the club.

Boas brothers sign with English club

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.

Ex-Bradford Bulls player Jason Walton joins Featherstone Rovers

The 26-year-old Walton, who left Wakefield at the end of last season to join the Bulls on a two-year contract, has signed an initial 12-month deal with Featherstone.

Walton, who became a free agent on Tuesday when Bradford went into liquidation, said: "It has all happened very fast. I was 90 per cent sure the Bulls were going to survive, we were told a new owner was coming in.

"That is in the past now, though, and I am very happy to be joining Featherstone. This is a club I have always wanted to play for and am confident I can do well here."