Parramatta Eels enforcer Junior Paulo has been denied leave from pre-period instruction, as he prepares for an approaching boxing bout.
The NSW Origin star will combat previous QLD Origin forward Neville Costigan on February 12, in a card that will function the two past and existing NRL players as well as rising star Justis Huni.
The 27-yr old told The Day by day Telegraph above the weekend that he was hoping to go on his fight camp as an alternative of returning to Eels training.
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“I am two weeks into a seven-week struggle camp and I am hoping to carry on the boxing training complete-time,” he mentioned.
“I have been training six days a week and I am hoping I will be ready to carry on alternatively of returning to the Eels pre-period.”
But the club set an conclusion to the plan on Sunday, putting up the following assertion via Twitter.
“The Parramatta Eels would like to make clear some media stories right now with regards to Junior Paulo,” it stated.
“The Eels and Junior Paulo have often managed that his first precedence is to be all set for our demo in opposition to the Panthers in February.
“All of his schooling is being monitored and overseen by the Eels large overall performance division to make positive his ready for the 2021 year.
“Junior will be returning to pre-time education in January as agreed.”
Paulo had an monumental 2020 campaign for the blue and gold, which noticed him get paid an Origin debut for the Blues.
Josh Papalii, Todd Carney and Matt Bowen will also consider part in the boxing event next month.