Toulon announces Radradra signing amid court controversy

by staff

Semi Radradra looks headed for France, with Toulon announcing the NRL winger as a new 2017-18 signing on Monday.

While official confirmation is yet to come from Radradra or his manager, the French club went ahead and posted the news on its website late Monday night, Australian time.

The club described him as a ‘true star’ in its announcement, touting his try-scoring abilities, confirming a deal of one year, with an extra year option.

French owner Mourad Boudjellal had also spoken on his recruitment earlier in the day.

Radradra would join Australians Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau, James O’Connor and Liam Gill at the French glamour club, which also boats internationals Bryan Habana and Ma’a Nonu among its ranks.

The news comes after a warrant was issued for Radradra’s arrest on Monday, when the Parramatta Eels winger failed to appear in court to face three counts of domestic violence.

Radradra’s lawyer reportedly said the 24-year-old had flown to Fiji last week due to his father’s illness, making him unable to attend court, but that was not accepted as a legitimate reason under the circumstances.