Boshi makes huge strides at Nuns

HARARE - Wing Brandon Boshi, a 2013 Zimbabwe Schools Craven Week star, has attracted praise from his Nuneaton RFC head coach Phil Llewellyn in the UK.

Boshi has been in impressive form alongside fellow wing Nyle Beckett for the National League 3 Midlands side.

The former St George’s College flyer scored twice against Nuneaton Old Edwardians last time out while Beckett was a constant thorn in the opposition’s side, scoring once and threatening the defence all evening.

“Nyle and Brandon both did well against the Old Eds,” said Llewellyn. “We’ve spoken to both of them about going and looking for the ball.

“They’re too talented to just be standing out there on the wing and wait for the ball to come to them. Ultimately our skill set hasn’t been good enough of late to get the ball out to them and give them the quality ball they needed.”

Former Stourbridge Lions’ ace Beckett has scored twice in eight games while Boshi has managed five tries from six first-team games.

“You look at anybody young stepping into a team at a reasonable level, it’s pretty rare they’re nailed on. You’re in, you’re out, that’s the learning curve,” added Llewellyn.

“They’re both young and that’s par for the course. Joe Wilson has had it, Tom Smitham has had it too.

“I’m really pleased with both of them, they’ve got work to do, but like all the players they are working hard. They commit to training and ultimately it is about committing to that and getting the graft in twice a week.”

Boshi originally played as a fly-half before his coach at St George's used him on the wing a year ago as a substitute.

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