FORMER Ipswich FOGS Cup star Khan Ah Wang came back to haunt his old club last week and is thriving in his new Burleigh Bears environment.
Ah Wang scored 20 points in Burleigh’s 36-28 win over the Jets in the Intrust Super Cup clash at Pizzey Park.
The tall centre was the QRL FOGS Cup player of the year in 2012 and 2013 and is proving himself to be a genuine top-level player. Burleigh assistant coach Scott Sattler is a big fan of Ah Wang.
Sattler, who also commentates on Intrust Super Cup games for Channel Nine, had told Bears CEO Damian Driscoll about Ah Wang’s class last year. “I watched him when I was commentating and I used to text Damian Driscoll and say that the kid should be playing at a higher level,” Sattler told The QT.
“He is tall and athletically built and that is what you need in the outside backs.
“Most of all, he can score points. And that is something Burleigh struggled with last year. I think he was a Q Cup player playing FOGS last year, just based on raw talent and natural ability. We’ve been really impressed with him because he is a player who wants to learn.
“He missed a bad tackle in the game last week, and he was really hard on himself after the game despite scoring 20 points. That is a sign of somebody who really cares about his development.”
Sattler said Ah Wang was being noticed by NRL clubs and was a player who would continue to develop.
One of the tries he scored last weekend was a classic.
“He scored one of the most dynamic tries that I have ever seen,” Sattler said. “Khan was 50m out and from dummy half stepped through, stepped the fullback and scored. He scored 20 points so if you look at it overall, he had a pretty good afternoon.”