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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Green_Hammock » January 9, 2018, 12:17 pm

Very very sad and shocked to hear about this.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Froggy » January 9, 2018, 3:35 pm

I am deeply sadden and still in shock at your passing my brother
yu em yu trupla kumul yah

RIEP Kato

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by cat » January 9, 2018, 4:02 pm

mole reporting he went for a run with the nsw cup png side and decided to continue his run instead of getting a ride home

will look for a link

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by cat » January 9, 2018, 4:06 pm

Details emerge of Kato Ottio's tragic passing

The 23-year-old Ottio was in his homeland of Papua New Guinea and went on a gruelling eight kilometre run with fellow players from the Hunters Queensland Cup team.

“The run was over and a few of the boys walked back while others got a ride,” Ottio’s manager Steve Deacon told Wide World of Sports.

“But Kato told a few of the players ‘let’s run back’ - he wanted to use the professionalism he gained from his time at Canberra to rub off on his younger countrymen. He got slower and eventually collapsed. He was unconscious and in a coma and they were not able to revive him.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/01/09/16/ ... io-passing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 4:27 pm

Canberra Raiders senior players organising tribute to former teammate Kato Ottio after shock death

Canberra Raiders players are organising a tribute to their former teammate Kato Ottio after the 23-year-old Papua New Guinea international's shock death on Tuesday. Former Mounties coach Steve Antonelli confirmed Austin was among a number of senior Canberra players organising a tribute in the capital to Ottio on the same day as his funeral in PNG.

"I only spoke to him last week about his move to England and he was so excited to be heading over there, one door shuts and another one opens, it was a new adventure for him and I told him it it would be great move and wished him all the best," Antonelli said.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Johno » January 9, 2018, 5:18 pm

His life had hardly began, I read where he wanted to help his family back home, so noble, so sad.

RIP sir

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Post by 1992 » January 9, 2018, 5:22 pm

Kryptonite wrote:My god this is terrible news, just makes you realise how life can be taken away at the blink of an eye, be kind and tolerant to each other

This.
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by cat » January 9, 2018, 5:44 pm

I'm a believer that we are all sent here for a reason, and that we need to learn something from everything that happens and from everyone's life

The likes of Kato and Sonny Fai teach us lessons that all young people wanting to achieve their goals should remember

These guys are the true role models within the NRL

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by afgtnk » January 9, 2018, 5:46 pm

Very sad news. Young guy that was prepared to move thousands of kilometres from his home in order to provide for his family with his dad gone.

It's frightening that this can happen to someone who's an athlete at his age. What's more is that it doesn't seem to be that uncommon of an occurrence either, despite all the testing these guys do.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2018, 8:48 pm

Players struggling with death of former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio after training collapse

PNG Hunters players will be offered counselling after former Canberra Raiders utility Kato Ottio collapsed while training with them and the World Cup representative later died. Hunters players held a bedside vigil for the 23-year-old, who had asked to join the session with the Queensland Cup premiers at short notice.

"He called up and said he wanted to come and train with us," Hunters and Kumuls coach Michael Marum said.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by cat » January 9, 2018, 9:30 pm

greeneyed wrote:Players struggling with death of former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio after training collapse

PNG Hunters players will be offered counselling after former Canberra Raiders utility Kato Ottio collapsed while training with them and the World Cup representative later died. Hunters players held a bedside vigil for the 23-year-old, who had asked to join the session with the Queensland Cup premiers at short notice.

"He called up and said he wanted to come and train with us," Hunters and Kumuls coach Michael Marum said.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/01/09/pla ... -collapse/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

that is one of the hardest things i have every watched :cry:

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by EJ » January 9, 2018, 9:37 pm

Truly shocking news. Very sad, very sorry to hear this.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Seiffert82 » January 10, 2018, 6:11 am

This is shocking and awful news.

I presume there will be some serious investigation into what caused his death. I always fear for footballers training or playing over summer in extreme heat.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. This is seriously tragic stuff.

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Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2018, 8:41 am

Widnes Vikings establish fund to assist Kato Ottio’s family

The Rugby League community has come together, following the sudden passing of Kato Ottio, at the age of just 23. Widnes Vikings have been inundated by thousands of messages from people across the world, who have reached out to share their heartfelt condolences. The phenomenal response has matched the overwhelming tragedy of a young man, on the verge of living his dream, being taken away from us too soon.

For all of us at Widnes Vikings, our priority now turns to how we can celebrate the life of a member of our team, and support his family. Whilst Kato was yet to arrive in our town, he was, and always will be, a Viking.

As a club, Widnes Vikings have committed to making a private donation to Kato’s family to support them at this difficult time.

We recognise that many supporters and club partners will also want to support this cause, so we have established a crowd funding page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/rip-kato-ottio" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Every penny raised through this platform will be donated to his loved ones. Our sincere thanks are given to everyone who backs this cause.

On Friday, Widnes Vikings are scheduled to face Whitehaven in a pre-season friendly. At this fixture, there will be bucket collections in both the South Stand and Pat Price Stand. To ensure that as much money as possible can be donated to this collection, there will be no rise in ticket prices ahead of the game, with tickets remaining at their current discounted advance-priced rates. We hope that this gesture supports attendees to be able to give generously to the collection.

Kato’s life will be celebrated at this game with a minute’s silence, the first of a series of tributes that we are planning for our teammate.

Widnes Vikings would like to thank everyone who supports these efforts, and to again offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues.

#RIPKato

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http://widnesvikings.co.uk/article/5370 ... ering-kato" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by dubby » January 10, 2018, 9:22 am

Good work Widnes.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2018, 11:05 am

Kato Ottio: Young rugby league star remembered as ‘lovely, cheeky guy’ after heatstroke death

LOVELY, cheeky, respectful, Kato Ottio’s impact on rugby league was brief, but it will last forever. The 23-year-old’s heartbroken mother Joyce said doctors told her that her son had suffered severe heatstroke.

“He should be close to me and my family,” she said. “He got heatstroke, that’s what the doctor said. I love him so much, he is my everything. I was with him at the hospital and he should be close to me, I miss my son so much.”

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 8d8f882841" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Details emerge of cause of sudden death of Kato Ottio as PNG Hunters suspend training: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/png-hu ... d8052e5296" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How Ottio tried to inspire in final moments before death: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/a/38 ... ore-death/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Incredible outpouring of grief over young PNG star's death: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/a/38 ... ars-death/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Tributes flow in for Kato Ottio: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/01/10/tri ... ato-ottio/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2018, 2:55 pm

Canberra Raiders to hold memorial service for Kato Ottio

The Canberra Raiders are holding a memorial service for their former player, teammate and friend, Kato Ottio for 7.30am Thursday 11th January at Holy Trinity Church, Curtin. The service is public and open to members and fans who would like to pay their respect to Kato. Our club would like to remind those attending to be respectful towards players/staff at this time.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Makaveli » January 10, 2018, 4:02 pm

dubby wrote:Good work Widnes.

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RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2018, 5:50 pm

Canberra Raiders sticking strong after Kato Ottio’s passing

Just two months ago Elliott Whitehead faced his former Canberra Raiders teammate Kato Ottio in the Rugby League World Cup quarterfinal, but on Thursday will celebrate the life of his 23-year-old friend taken "way too soon".

"The boys were all devastated hearing the news yesterday, I really enjoyed my time with Kato over the past two years and I don't think a day went by when he didn't have a smile on his face," Whitehead said.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by bonehead » January 10, 2018, 6:04 pm

Humble, talented ma.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by 100%green » January 10, 2018, 9:56 pm

Is anyone on here going tomorrow morning?

Also do we know if the club is doing a collection or just Widnes? I would to contribute to the family and I feel so bad for his mother?
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2018, 9:58 pm

I will and I know a couple of others going too.
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Post by 100%green » January 10, 2018, 10:10 pm

greeneyed wrote:I will and I know a couple of others going too.
Ok will attempt to get there with you guys.
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Post by Bay53 » January 11, 2018, 8:42 am

I went and it was a nice service. Very religious as you would expect and reflecting Kato’s culture. I thought Pete Mulholland spoke very well. I don’t think any of us could understand what it is like to come from a village in PNG into Australia and a NRL club. It also wouldn’t be part of their culture to have a major operation like an ACL repair and I think that was a massive challenge for him.

When you think back we lost the 2016 NSW Cup Grand Final by one point. Kato had scored 28 tries that year. If he hadn’t done his knee you can’t help but think the result might have been different.

Clearly by the fact that people like Lachie Croker and Jarrod Kennedy came all the way back from Manly for a 7.30am service (and isn’t Brent Naden at Newcastle now?) shows the impact he had on his teammates. I also read somewhere the Warriors have given Zac Santo a few days off. He and Kato lived together in Canberra.

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2018, 2:12 pm

VIDEO: Canberra Raiders pay tribute to Kato Ottio

Canberra’s Elliott Whitehead and Michael Oldfield remember their late teammate Kato Ottio

Video: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/01 ... ato-ottio/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2018, 2:35 pm

Former Canberra Raiders winger Kato Ottio shock death may have been heatstroke

Kato Ottio's sudden death is thought to have been caused by severe heatstroke, the hospital where he was treated in Papua New Guinea has revealed.

"Kato was brought to PIH in a critically ill condition which appeared to be complications of a possible severe heatstroke," the hospital's acting medical director Dr Paul Alexander told local newspaper Post Courier.

"He was promptly attended to at the PIH emergency room by the ER duty doctors and the critical care specialist.

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

Hospital officials reveal cause of Ottio's death: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/a/38 ... ios-death/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Much-loved flyer Kato Ottio to be farewelled at funeral in Papua New Guinea On Friday: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 75ac47783a" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Huddersfield Giants ace Jordan Turner pays tribute to tragic Kato Ottio of Widnes Vikings: http://www.examiner.co.uk/sport/rugby-l ... r-14130775" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2018, 2:41 pm

Peter Mulholland told the memorial service this morning that the funeral had been put back to Friday so an autopsy could be performed. It was a nice service, but very tough for everyone at the club. Very sad morning.
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by cat » January 11, 2018, 3:16 pm

This whole thing has been tough

Would have gone if i had been down there

But it was nice the players got a chance to say goodbye snf and im sure they noticed fans are with them in their pain


I dont totally understand the idea it was heat stroke unless there was an underlying condition

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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by Seiffert82 » January 11, 2018, 5:21 pm

It's absolutely appalling if he has actually died due to heat stroke.

Tragic and completely avoidable.

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VIDEO: Canberra Raiders pay tribute to Kato Ottio at memorial service

There have been tears and laughter - and scenes of great mateship and solidarity - as the Canberra Raiders paid tribute to former teammate Kato Ottio following his shock death.

At a memorial service in Canberra, the club vowed to never forget the 23-year-old, and to help his distraught family at a time of sadness, WIN News Canberra reports.

Video: https://www.facebook.com/TheGHRaiders/p ... 4954857359" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by RedRaider » January 11, 2018, 5:38 pm

Such sad news. RIP Kato. A determined young man having a crack at his footy dream. Sincere condolences to his family.

I hope the Raiders can arrange a tribute and collection at our first home match of 2018.

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Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2018, 7:19 pm

VIDEO: Canberra Raiders gather to pay respect to Kato Ottio


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The Canberra Raiders have gathered to farwell their former team mate Kato Ottio. The young player was rushed to hospital, critically ill, after collapsing during a training session in Papua New Guinea, Nine News Canberra reports.

Nine News Canberra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGHRaiders/p ... 5150807359" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Nine News Canberra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/9NewsCanberra/statu ... 4669844481" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2018, 8:33 pm

Canberra Raiders supporters, Kato Ottio's funeral service will be live streamed via Facebook tomorrow. Details provided by the PNG Kumuls here:

https://www.facebook.com/PNGKumulsRL/po ... 0981190713" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Live stream here:

https://www.facebook.com/livestreampng" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It commences at 10am PNG time, 11am AEDT, 10am AEST.
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Re: RIP Kato Ottio

Post by greeneyed » January 12, 2018, 9:53 am

Live stream of service for Kato Ottio: https://www.facebook.com/TheGHRaiders/p ... 6652717359" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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