Boas enjoys challenge of juggling job, rugby league


PORT Moresby Vipers veteran and 2017 Queensland Intrust Super Cup premiership winner Ase Boas says he enjoys the challenge of juggling his duties as a policeman and rugby league player.
The SP Hunters captain, who got promoted from constable to first constable earlier this year, is attached to the community policing directorate at the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary at Konedobu.
Boas told The National at the club’s awards night on Thursday that he was proud of his performances despite this season being his first year with the Vipers who finished the regular season in fourth place.
“Playing while working is not new to me,” the former Rabaul Guria said.
“I’ve been juggling work and rugby league since I joined the Hunters.
“I have enjoyed this year’s Digicel Cup season with the Vipers.
“Myself, Enoch (Maki) and the other Hunters players boosted the team this season.
“It’s good to see a lot of young talents coming through in the team and I am happy that some of those players have learned something from us.
“As experienced players, we also a learned a thing or two from our younger teammates so we was a great learning curve for all of us at the Vipers.
“I am proud that we reached the finals for the first time in a long while and that’s an achievement I am happy to be a part of.”
Boas said he would still be attached to the Vipers while continuing with the Hunters next season.