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Watch: NRL convert Semi Radradra already on Fijian radar

After only one month of rugby at French Powerhouse Toulon, NRL-convert Semi Radradra has been taking the Top 14 by storm. The centre/wing has hit the ground running for Toulon, compiling impressive numbers in just 4 starts.


The rich vein of form has not gone unnoticed.

“Semi Radradra has been in very good form since arriving at Toulon,” Fijian coach McKee told the Fijian Sun.

“I will be making contact with him during the tour to discuss our plans going forward.”

Having played for the Fiji sevens national side in 2011, under IRB rules Radradra is eligible for Fiji however has already been ruled out of playing in any of Fiji’s end of year tests.

Radradra officially signed a one-year deal with the French rugby powerhouse back in January and has an option for a second season, but has expressed a desire to return to the NRL after his Toulon contract ends putting an international career with Fiji in doubt.

Semi could be back playing in the NRL before the chance to play for his country arises, with no tests currently scheduled for Fiji after the November tour.

Semi’s hot start with Toulon

Run Metres per game – 85.5

Clean Breaks per game – 1.5

Defenders Beaten per game – 4.5

Try Assists per game – 0.75


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