Published: Sat, December 03, 2016
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Radradra staying at Parramatta - Eels chief

The announcement continued an eventful day for Radradra, who had earlier failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing to answer domestic violence charges.

However, Eels chief Gurr moved to clear any uncertainty over Radradra, saying he would be at the NRL club.

His lawyers submitted a letter from a doctor in Fiji, but a magistrate said it was unsatisfactory.

He said that while the medical emergency did not really allow proper justification for Radradra's departure, he was "not inclined to take the matter further". The arrest warrant was also revoked.

Eels boss Bernie Gurr says Semi Radradra's manager has confirmed the winger has not signed with French club Toulon.

"There is an offer on the table for the 2018 season with Toulon with an option for a second season in Semi's favour", Christodoulou said.

"This is a massive disappointment, they have jumped the gun", he told Sydney's Daily Telegraph after Toulon trumpeted his signing on a one-year deal Monday.

"Ideally we were hoping to have his court hearing finalised today, which would have subsequently enabled us to proceed with negotiating and finalising his playing future", Christodoulou told

Radradra was arrested in July this year and charged with one count of domestic violence-related assault causing actual bodily harm and two counts of domestic violence-related common assault.

Keady made a point of making Radradra surrender his passport, which would deny him any surprise trips back home to Fiji _ or any other country _ prior to his next court appearance.

Gurr did concede a Toulon deal could be plan B if Radradra was convicted of three charges of domestic violence brought by his former partner Perina Ting and banished from the NRL by the game's integrity unit.

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