Radradra to cross codes

Semi Radradra will leave Parramatta to join rugby union side Toulon later this year.

The Fijian winger will play out the 2017 NRL season with the Eels before heading to France.

Radradra has represented both Fiji and Australia at international level.

Parramatta said in a statement: “The Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club have been advised by George Christodoulou, the manager of Semi Radradra, that Semi has accepted an offer to play rugby union for the Toulon Rugby Club for the 2017/2018 European rugby season, with an option for a second year being the 2018/2019 season.

“This option for the second season is in favour of Semi Radradra. The European rugby season operates from approximately August thru May.

“Semi has a court appearance on 13 February 2017. As advised previously to Semi and his manager, Semi will fulfil his 2017 Playing Contract with the Parramatta Eels as the Club will not release Semi from his 2017 obligations to our Club; accordingly, the earliest Semi could commence at Toulon is early November 2017.

“In early December 2016 the Parramatta Eels indicated our wish to keep Semi at our Club by making a very attractive offer to Semi for the 2017 (upgrade of existing contract), 2018 & 2019 NRL seasons.”

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