Radradra pushes claims for World Cup berth

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by Beth Newman

Former NRL star Semi Radradra did not hurt his Rugby World Cup ambitions with a star turn for the Fiji Sevens in London.

Radradra was the player of the final as Fiji sealed another Cup title and the 2017-18 World Series, in his first tournament with the team since 2010.

The Toulon flyer has been open about his hopes to play for the Fiji XVs side in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, named in the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup squad.

Radradra and Toulon teammate Josua Tuisova lit up Twickenham during the two-day tournament, in which Fiji beat South Africa in the cup final.

Fiji coach Gareth Baber said before the tournament that Radradra was a chance of earning a Sevens World Cup berth in July, and his impressive outing would only have shored that up.

The Fijians have all but sewn up the World Series, with their fourth consecutive tournament win, continuing their dominance over the sport.

The World Series moves to Paris next week, with the Sevens World Cup kicking off on July 21 in San Francisco.