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Fiji captain Semi Radradra tests positive to COVID-19 on eve of Autumn Nations Cup kick-off

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Semi Radradra of Fiji scores against Scotland. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

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Fiji’s new rugby captain Semi Radradra is the latest sports star to test positive for COVID-19, ahead of a test match against France on Monday.

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The 28-year-old was tested upon arrival at the Flying Fijians’ tournament base in France on Friday and returned a positive sample.

The former Parramatta NRL star has since been isolated from the team and, according to a statement by Fijian Rugby, is showing no symptoms.

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Chief executive John O’Connor confirmed Radradra, who was this week named for the first time as captain of the national side, had tested negative before joining the squad pre-camp and in subsequent tests.

“As part of the COVID-19 tournament protocols, the player has been isolated and is being monitored by our medical team,” he said.

The entire Fiji team has undergone a final round of testing and is awaiting results before they play France at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes on Monday.

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Fiji captain Semi Radradra tests positive to COVID-19 on eve of Autumn Nations Cup kick-off

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