Boas to honour UK deal

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By PARKER TAMBUA

PAPUA New Guinea Kumuls halfback Watson Boas says he will return to Doncaster next season to complete his two-year contract with the Betfred League One side in the United Kingdom (UK).
The club had granted compassionate leave for the 25-year-old to return home due to family commitments early this year. Since then, he has been unable to return to the UK due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Boas told The National last week that he was informed by the Doncaster management on the season cancellation of the third-tier competition in response to the pandemic.
“I still have one year left on my contract so I will be heading back to the UK,” he said.
“The Doncaster management have advised that they will arrange for me to go back prior to the start of next season, so hopefully the Covid-19 situation improves.”
The former Featherstone Rovers halfback, recruited by the Rabaul Gurias for the Digicel Cup season, said he was focused on maintaining his form in the domestic competition.
The former SP Hunter said he was fortunate that the Digicel Cup was still running despite the pandemic.
“We are lucky that our competition here is still running and we should be thankful,” Boas said.
“I just want to maintain my form and give my best every week for the Gurias.
“In terms of representative duties, the Oceania Cup is still on schedule so I have to maintain my fitness to push for selection into the Kumuls.
“Hopefully, I don’t get injured in the Digicel Cup.
“I want to stay fit and healthy.”

 

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