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Radradra to join Toulon after NRL season
By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 12/01/2017
Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

Powerful Fijian winger Semi Radradra will quit NRL at the end of the season after signing a lucrative deal with French rugby union side Toulon.

His future has been a contentious topic over the past 18 months, with Parramatta confirming his departure after their 2017 NRL campaign.

Reports in Australia said that 24-year-old Radradra who is off contract with the Eels at the end of this year, is believed to have signed a deal worth close to Aus$700,000 a year with

Toulon.

Parramatta said they would not release him from his 2017 season obligations until November.

The European rugby union season operates from August through to May.

Parramatta says the offer from Toulon was substantially higher than theirs.

While Radradra is set to see out this season with Parramatta, he has a cloud hanging over his immediate future with a court appearance expected next month on domestic violence charges relating to his ex‑girlfriend.

Radradra, who has scored 60 tries in 68 appearances for Parramatta, previously played four Tests for Fiji from 2013‑14.