Klim signs for Doncaster Knights

02 January 2018 | Sports

Namibia's international rugby player Lesley Klim has signed for Doncaster Knights until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old University of Namibia player will be playing in the United Kingdom's second tier league until June 2018 after signing a six-month contract. Klim, who can play outside centre – which is his preferred position – or left wing, arrived in Doncaster last Friday and got his first sight of his new teammates in action in Saturday's championship derby against Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane.

Speaking to Nampa via WhatsApp from his new base, Klim said he was grateful for the opportunity to showcase his talent overseas.

“The move came about through an agent named Richard Emms from Wales, who saw me playing against Emerging Italy where I scored two tries.

“He then facilitated this move for me,” Klim said. On his chances of representing Namibia for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Klim said if selected he will help the country qualify first before thinking about going to Japan.

He added that if he does the job well and help Namibia qualify, that will make the coach's job easier to select him for the global rugby spectacle. The Namibian player told Nampa he is settling in well in his new surroundings as he was introduced to the team upon his arrival.

“I am living with a teammate from New Zealand, and most of the guys from the team have been welcoming me. I spent Christmas Eve with a teammate from Tonga, so it has been really easy for me to settle in.”

Klim said the weather at the moment was not that bad, and he does not see it affecting his performance on the field. Meanwhile, according to online media, Doncaster Knights Director of Rugby, Clive Griffiths said Klim comes highly recommended to the club through Lyn Jones, his coach at Welwitschias, and Phil Davies (Namibian head coach).

“He is an exciting acquisition and should suit our style of play down to the ground. There are a couple of rough edges to be worked on, but [Klim] has plenty of potential and I am really looking forward to seeing what he can do,” Griffiths was quoted as saying.

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