NRL star Radradra joins Toulon

Date published: November 28 2016

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Top 14 powerhouse Toulon have announced the signing of Fijian back Semi Radradra on a one-year contract.

Born in Suva, Radradra has played international rugby league for both Fiji and Australia and spent three years in the NRL with the Parramatta Eels.

Radradra, 24, become Toulon's fifth signing ahead of next season following the recruitment of  Chris Ashton, Raphaël Lakafia, Filipo Nakosi and Hugo Bonneval.

At present it is unclear whether Radradra's legal issues in Australia will affect his move to France, after he failed to turn up for a domestic violence hearing on Monday.

“The Parramatta National Rugby League Club was informed by Semi Radradra last Wednesday that it was his understanding from family, including his mother, that his father was gravely ill," read a statement from his club.

"In consultation with his legal team and Semi’s management, the club granted Semi compassionate leave to return home to Fiji. This was granted on the proviso that Semi and his management complied with any requirements from the court.

"The club understands the stress a family illness can provide and at all times we are considerate of the welfare of both Semi and his family.

"On Friday, November 25, the court confirmed that the hearing would proceed on Monday, Monday 28, and that, subject to the delivery of supporting documentation around the seriousness of the illness of Semi’s father, that Semi was obligated to appear in court.

"Our club supported this reasonable position of the court.

"With today’s court ruling whereby Semi has been issued with a warrant, suspended until Wednesday, November 30, we continue to work with Semi’s manager to ensure Semi is in compliance with all future court requests.”

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