The Digicel Cup Awards for 2020 was held at the Sir John Guise outdoor stadium on Thursday night where the competition’s top performing players and officials were recognised.
Rookie of the year went to Kroton Hela Wigmen youngster Judah Rimbu. Judah has been coming off the bench as a utility and has developed well under the guidance of senior players around him. Amongst his own team mates, Watson Boas is also a player he looks up to and enjoys watching and this season had the opportunity to play against. Judah will be putting his body on the line to top off an already remarkable season with a premiership win.
The top try scorer for Digicel Cup 2020 went Solo Wane. Becoming the top point scorer in his debut year into the Digicel Cup challenge has given him a good start to his rugby league career. Solo has also developed well under the guidance of senior Wigmen players such as skipper Valentine Culligan, Gilmo Paul and Aigiru John. Solo’s role model is the late Kato Ottio
Top point scorer for Digicel Cup 2020 was awarded to Solomon Pokari who was very happy with the work on and off the field he’s put in this season. Solomon who delivered the field goal in his second attempt near the touch line in the 88th minute against the Gurias last week earning the Wigmen a grand final spot against the Tigers described the moment.
Watson Boas received the award for player of the year and will dedicate his award to the late John Nightingale. Watson will be heading back to England next season to finish off his international rugby league contract.
PNGBUZZ TV Video: We hear from some of the awardees plus quick highlights of the night:
Other awards for the night were:
Club of the Year 2020: Kimbe Cutters
Coach of the year 2020: Charlie Wabo – Kroton Hela Wigmen
People’s Choice 2020: Solo Wane – Kroton Hela Wigmen
Fulltime Reserve of 2020: Adrian Chow
Team of the Year 2020 is made up of the following players:
Fullback of the Year: Joe Joshua – Lae Snax Tigers
Winger of the Year: Solo Wane – Kroton Hela Wigmen
Halfback of the Year: Watson Boas – Agmark Rabaul Gurias
Hooker of the Year: Wartovo Puara Junior – Agmark Rabaul Gurias
Centre of the Year: Benji Kot – Kimbe Cutters
Five-Eight of the Year: Mark Tony – Lae Snax Tigers
Prop of the Year: Samuel Yangip – Kroton Hela Wigmen
Second Rower of the Year: Junior Too – Lae Snax Tigers
Lock of the Year: Ila Alu – Agmark Rabaul Gurias