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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 9:53 am
by greeneyed
Live stream of service for Kato Ottio: https://www.facebook.com/TheGHRaiders/p ... 6652717359" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 1:41 pm
by greeneyed
That was very hard to watch at times, and I certainly shed some tears. One thing Kato's brother said was that the Dragons offered him a possible contract, but wanted him to miss the World Cup to have further clean out of his knee. He refused, as it was his dream to play for PNG in the World Cup at home. He was prepared to forego an NRL deal to represent the Kumuls.

It can be re-watched: https://www.facebook.com/TheGHRaiders/p ... 6652717359" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 1:47 pm
by cat
There is more now GE, this has been tough to watch but I hope the fact so many people are watching it live (nearly 2 thousand at one point) brings comfort to everyone from his family to his teammates and club staff that he has inspired and will continue to inspire.

Disappointing nothing from the NRL though today...

Live stream: https://www.facebook.com/TheGHRaiders/p ... 7212147359" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 2:07 pm
by greeneyed
His poor mother is going to go through another service in her village on Tuesday, before his burial...

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 2:12 pm
by greeneyed
PNGRL announce the Kato Ottio Trust Fund... with the aim of fulfilling Kato's dream of building his mother a house. Donations to be accepted over the next week. We will put up details when we have them.

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 5:45 pm
by greeneyed
Kato Ottio: Hospital recommends autopsy after PNG rugby league star's sudden death

The Papua New Guinea hospital that treated rising rugby league star and former Canberra Raider Kato Ottio has recommended an autopsy be conducted to find a definite cause for the athlete's death.

At 1:00pm he was taken to a suburban Port Moresby health clinic in the suburb of Gerehu, which said it would not speak publicly on its treatment of Ottio until Monday. It was another five hours before he was taken to a much better-equipped facility, the Pacific International Hospital.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-12/h ... th/9321212" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 12, 2018, 6:00 pm
by greeneyed
Funeral of former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio told of loyalty to PNG Kumuls

It was standing room only at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium in Port Moresby as thousands of family members, teammates, PNG government ministers, members of the country's rugby league community and fans gathered to farewell Kato Ottio.

Kato’s brother, Ahulo Ottio jnr, was moved to tears as he revealed that the 23-year-old had turned down a contract from St George Illawarra Dragons on the eve of the World Cup because it came with the condition he withdraw from the Kumuls squad to undergo surgery before the 2018 NRL season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/01/12/kat ... by-league/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kato Ottio rejected Dragons deal so he could join PNG in RLWC: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/kato-o ... 87134fd9a2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 13, 2018, 9:45 am
by Fuifui Bradbrad
greeneyed wrote:PNGRL announce the Kato Ottio Trust Fund... with the aim of fulfilling Kato's dream of building his mother a house. Donations to be accepted over the next week. We will put up details when we have them.
Just saw Willie Mason and Jarryd Hayne on Twitter put the call out to NRL players to chip in and make this happen.

It’s good to see that, despite me thinking they’re a pair of clowns, they are still thoughtful and have a conscious.

I don’t know if it would happen, but I would love it if the club organised some form of scholarship in his name. We’ve seen the impact us giving Kato a chance made, we should try and give other PNG kids a chance as well.

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 13, 2018, 12:23 pm
by greeneyed
Former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio turned down St George Illawarra NRL contract for World Cup

Former Canberra Raiders flyer Kato Ottio knew this could be his only chance to represent his people in a World Cup in front of his people. That's why he turned down an NRL contract with St George Illawarra and was instead heading to England to play for Widnes in the Super League.

"I lost count of how many times I practically begged him to take up the Saints' offer and forget the World Cup," an emotional Ahulo jnr said.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-l ... 0hi2w.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/kato-o ... 87134fd9a2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 13, 2018, 5:45 pm
by greeneyed
Widnes Vikings pay tribute to former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio

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Super League Rugby League Club , Vidnes Vikings have paid tribute to late Kato Ottio with a minute silence at the Haltom Stadium in UK.

The club also announced that they have raised up to £4296.71 during the games days and thanked their fans for their donations towards Kato’s loved ones in and around the ground. "As we have raised £4296.71 today, this takes us past the £14,000 mark overall", the club posted via their Facebook page.

Read more: http://news.pngfacts.com/2018/01/viking ... z5434S9utQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Posted: January 14, 2018, 3:55 pm
by bonehead
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
greeneyed wrote:PNGRL announce the Kato Ottio Trust Fund... with the aim of fulfilling Kato's dream of building his mother a house. Donations to be accepted over the next week. We will put up details when we have them.
Just saw Willie Mason and Jarryd Hayne on Twitter put the call out to NRL players to chip in and make this happen.

It’s good to see that, despite me thinking they’re a pair of clowns, they are still thoughtful and have a conscious.

I don’t know if it would happen, but I would love it if the club organised some form of scholarship in his name. We’ve seen the impact us giving Kato a chance made, we should try and give other PNG kids a chance as well.
Willie's heart is bigger than his brain

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