Besieged Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra has revealed his disappointment at French rugby club Toulon’s announcement of his signing which came as news to the Fijian flyer.
In a tell-all interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Radradra came the strongest indications yet 2017 would be his final year at the Parramatta club.
Commitment to the Eels:
“All things being equal I would love to remain an Eel beyond 2017, I love the fans, I love my teammates and coach.
“The reality of being a professional athlete in the modern era is that we are faced with difficult decisions, we have a short window to make a career for ourselves and families.”
“There is an offer from Toulon for the 2018 season but I am disappointed they announced I had signed before they had even issued me the contract.”
“Somewhere deep inside me there is an itch to play rugby union again and see how I can compete against the best in the world, if or when I scratch that itch I still haven’t decided.”
Four Nations Snub:
“Being ruled unavailable by the NRL for the Four Nations was the hardest thing I have had to deal with in my career.”