Semi Radradra named in Fiji’s Pacific Nations Cup side

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    Former NRL star winger Semi Radradra is making moves to play in next year’s Rugby World Cup after being named in the Fijian national team for the 2018 Pacific Nations Cup.

    The ex-Parramatta Eels flyer has also declared his availability to represent the Fijian national sevens team at July’s Rugby Sevens World Cup.

    Having represented Fiji in both codes at under-20s level, the 25-year-old is in his first season with Toulon in the French Top 14 after six years playing rugby league.

    He also represented the Kangaroos in one rugby league Test in 2016 after qualifying through residency.

    Radradra appears to have no interest in a return to the NRL, in February signing a two-year deal with French first- division rival Bordeaux.

    Fiji will play home Tests against Samoa, Georgia and Tonga in June.

    The Eels have struggled this season without Radradra, who in 2015 and 2017 was the club’s leading try scorer.

    Fijian Pacific Nations Cup squad
    Loose Head Prop – Campese Maáfu, Peni Ravai, Eroni Mawi.

    Hooker – Tuapati Talemaitoga, Ratunaisa Navuma, Tuvere Veremalua.

    Tight Head Prop – Ropate Rinakama, Kalivati Tawake, Manasa Saulo.

    Lock – Sikeli Nabou, Leone Nakarawa, Api Ratuniyarawa, Albert Tuisue.

    Back Row – Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Viliame Mata, Mosese Voka, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera.

    Half Back – Henry Seniloli, Frank Lomani, Serupepeli Vularika

    Scrum Half – Ben Volavola

    Centre – Jale Vatubua, Sevanaia Galala, Semi Radrara

    Wing – Vereniki Goneva, Josua Tuisova, Nemani Nadolo, Timoci Nagusa

    Full Back – Kini Murimurivalu

    Players on Standby – Eremasi Radrodro, Nikola Matawalu, Eroni Vasiteri, Patrick Osbourne, Benito Masilevu, Seta Tuicuvu

    Not Considered due to Injury – Tevita Cavubati, Peceli Yato, Levani Botia.

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    • May 11th 2018 @ 1:00pm
      Gav said | May 11th 2018 @ 1:00pm | ! Report

      Why does MCKee hate Josh Matevesi so much?

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        May 14th 2018 @ 8:01pm
        Warpath said | May 14th 2018 @ 8:01pm | ! Report

        no one knows, i spoke to Josh yesterday, he is heartbroken and says he doesn’t know what else to do to prove his worth….and this is why players like isa nacewa refuse to play for fiji cause FRU is run by idiots..

    • May 11th 2018 @ 1:24pm
      Malo said | May 11th 2018 @ 1:24pm | ! Report

      Fiji would be a threat if they tweak their forwards. How good is Semi. Good luck Fiji.

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