Watson Boas

Doncaster welcomes back Boas

During the period of uncertainty, Boas was approached by the Sepik Pride franchise who offered him the opportunity to play in his homeland while taking care of his family.

An agreement was reached between the club and Dons chief executive Carl Hall to allow the scrum half to continue his playing career.

However, it became clear that the PNG club had not fulfilled its commitments to the player. The agreement with the Dons - something that coincided with a change to Boas' personal circumstances, presented him with an opportunity to return to Doncaster.

Sepik Pride sign on Puara and Boas

Significantly, yesterday’s contract signing included a cheque presentation of K50,000 to each one by franchise Chairman and EMK owner Emmanuel Kange, as a Sign in Bonus. The rest of the balance under the contract agreement will be settled at the end of the season.

As explained by Kange, Sepik Pride is taking on this initiative. They believe it will add value to the team and ensure player welfare is taken care of now and I to the future.

Rimbu to fill big Shoes

Boas returns to England to complete his contract with League One club Doncaster.

It will be tough for an injury-riddled PNG Hunters but Rimbu starting up as five-eight and should direct the match to victory.

Rimbu’s 70 minutes against the Burleigh Bears and has benefited him for the No.6jersey this weekend.  

He was 2020 Digicel Cup Rookie of the Year, while playing for the 2020 premiers, Hela Wigmen.

Energetic utility forward, Edwin Ipape returns in Round 8 from a two-game suspension collected in the Hunters’ 25-18 Kokoda Cup loss to Burleigh Bears.

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.

Watson Boas perseveres

The younger of the Boas brothers had suffered a shoulder injury during their round 21 clash against the Souths Logan Magpies on August 5th.

After their encounter with the Souths Logan Magpies at Davies Park, 24-year-old Watson returned to PNG the following day with his arm in a sling.

A concerned Coach Michael Marum said he would be taken to x-ray as soon as possible.

Hunters' line up remain unchanged

Head Coach Michael Marum said he will undergo further tests, with hopes he can cleared for this Sunday’s match against the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

The SP PNG Hunters proved a class above the Magpies in Round 21 of the Queensland ISC competition; payback for the loss they suffered 14 matches ago.

Unfortunately, Watson Boas has suffered a right shoulder injury.

While he’s been named in the Round 22 clash against the Seagulls this weekend, Head Coach Michael Marum says the injury was a little more serious than he had initially thought.

Coach Marum impressed

He mentioned this after their arrival at the Jackson’s International Airport this afternoon.

It was a great win yesterday and the SP PNG Hunters have achieved their goal of getting into the top 6.

Coach Michael Marum said though there were a lot of errors during the game, the boys had defended well.

“We’re focusing on our defense all throughout the past 3 or 4 weeks,” he stated.

“In the last 4 games we only allowed our opposition to score not more than 2 tries.”

Hunters’ line-up maintained for round 15

Michael Marum said at the press conference today that he’s only added Edene Gabbie and Paul Wawa to the extended 20-man bench.

The 20-man squad is:

  1. Adex WERA
  2. Junior RAU
  3. Thompson Teteh
  4. Willie Minoga
  5. Brendon GOTUNO
  6. Charlie SIMON
  7. Watson BOAS
  8. Enock MAKI
  9. Wartovo Puara Jnr                   -       Captain
  10. Stanton ALBERT
  11. Nixon PUT
  12. McKenzie YEI
  13. Rhadley BRAWA


Hunters win to send off Amean

This afternoon at the Oil Search National Football Stadium, the Seagulls had the possession early on, forcing the Hunters to defend under pressure.

But the Hunters survived and a penalty carried them out of their own half and into Seagulls territory.

Good vision by captain and five-eighth Ase Boas led to the first try, with Boas spreading it out wide for a flying Edene Gabbie to score first points in the 12th minute.

The Hunters’ good start was nearly all undone when Brendon Gotuno dropped the ball from the restart.

RLWC: Watson Boas runs out an Eight Try

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