As rumours of the return of Fijian Semi Radradra to rugby league continue to grow, fans of his former club Parramatta Eels are plotting his return.
The Bordeaux centre could be making a return to the NRL after the union World Cup in September to November.
While these are only rumours for now, a growing number of Eels fans on Twitter are already speculating what their team will look like next season with the 27-year-old back in their ranks. Fans are fantasising about a backline that will comprise of the likes of Blake Ferguson, Waqa Blake and Maika Sivo.
During his five years in rugby league, Radradra established himself as one of the best wingers in the game, with a scoring record of almost a try every game. He was twice named the Dally M Winger of the Year, and was in the 2015 Rugby League International Federation’s Team of the Year.
Given his prolific scoring success in the NRL, some have also suggested that he could break the try-scoring record should he return. This is despite two seasons in union, last season with Toulon.
Furthermore, other fans in the NRL are speculating a return to their team, such the St George Illawarra Dragons, Gold Coast Titans and the Sydney Roosters, which shows how in-demand the Fijian is. This is all due to a few rumours that have circulated over the past weeks.
This is what has been said:
I’d love Semi Radradra to come back to the NRL simply because he is young enough that he could still be in with a shout of the all time try scoring record. He’d need to come back and be on fire again, but he could do it!#RugbyLeague #NRL #Fiji #Rugby pic.twitter.com/udMZUQ6VR8
— League Freak (@LeagueFreak) July 27, 2019
They have a dilemma don’t they. Who do the Eels get rid of next year when Radradra returns. Sivo or Ferguson? I suppose they could fit somebody in at centre
— Shane Nelson (@ShaneNe78207066) July 27, 2019
Eels just too good. What a footy team. Semi Radradra would be a great asset for them moving forward….IN REGGIES. What a team my man. Cant see anyone stopping them on their way to premiership glory. BankWest is burning in October folks.
— David Moise (@tyhrblue) July 27, 2019
The thought of Radradra on one wing, Ferguson on another, Waqa Blake in the centres… who needs props? Please happen! #NRL
— Nathan (@NateJSmith91) July 25, 2019
Radradra is available. Be great to stick it up Parra & sisn him.
— Tara (@Tigerised) July 28, 2019
The dragons need to move on a large chunk of players… and then throw the bank at Semi Radradra!!!! Exactly what we need.
— Red V news (@RedV_mail) July 27, 2019
— Fig Jam (@FireflySpike) July 26, 2019
Semi Radradra > GC Titans.
— Rugby League Polls (@Polls_RL) July 30, 2019
Meanwhile, Radradra’s attention will be set firmly to the task at hand, as he is set to return to action with Fiji this week after injury. They host Canada this weekend in the Pacific Nations Cup, as part of their preparations for the World Cup, where they expect to make big shockwaves with a number of stars at their disposal such as Radradra.
Although these stories about a move back to league are in an embryonic stage, a big World Cup for Radradra may mean that there is huge demand for him in either code.
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