An all-time fan favourite will be back in Cavalry colours next season, with Boss Moanaroa signing on for season 2020/21. The signing’s a welcome coup for the Cavalry, having lost Moanaroa to arch-rivals the Sydney Blue Sox the previous season.
Boss is a Cavs legend, having been named on the All-Decade team and a Team Australia player, he is arguably one of the best Australian players in the league. Boss has been a Cav for four of his eight years in the league. He’s also one of the most popular players at the Cavs.
There were no ill feelings when Boss decided last year to go and play for the Sydney Blue Sox as the move was prompted by a desire to be closer to his family home but his fans certainly missed him.
“We needed to be closer to Newcastle last year as we had a new baby but our young ones are now a bit older so travelling with them will be a bit easier,” Moanaroa said.
A part of the Cavalry furniture for the previous three seasons, the return of Boss brings back one of the strongest bats in the league. In what will be his fourth season with the Cavalry, Boss is excited to return to the Nation’s Capital in Season 2020/21.
“Canberra is essentially my family’s adopted home, so the feeling of coming home is pretty special,” Boss said. “Canberra is my kind of town, it is pretty laid back – I love it.
“I missed the Canberra fans and knowing that they’re behind me makes my job easy to be myself and enjoy every second that I’m out there.”
Boss’s signing continues a strong week of recruitment for the Cavalry, having locked in Manager Keith Ward earlier in the week.
CEO Donn McMichael is optimistic that certainty over key personnel early in the year will mean, recruitment wise, the Cavalry are moving in the right direction.
“It gives us a good platform to move forward with our recruitment for the rest of the squad, which is building nicely,” McMichael said.
The Cavalry’s season will kick off in late November, with the ABL expected to release the schedule for the 2020/21 Season in August.