Fiji and Bordeaux-Begles utility back Semi Radradra has ruled out a return to Rugby League and said his days in the 13-man code are behind him.
There has been plenty of speculation about Radradra’s playing future after he delivered several outstanding performaces during Fiji’s recent Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan.
Australian Rugby League clubs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Parramatta Eels were all linked to Radradra, who had a stellar career with the Eels between 2013 and 2017, but the 27-year-old has ruled out a return to the NRL.
“I know there are a lot of rumours going on and talking about a return to (rugby league), but a return to (rugby league) is not an option for me,” Radradra told French newspaper Sud Ouest.
“I already proved myself in (Rugby League)… the NRL is behind me, it’s over. I already proved that I was one of the best Fijians in this league.
“Playing (rugby union) pleases me, I love it more and more. I’m in a different environment … I still have a lot to learn and things to prove.”
"The NRL is behind me."
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Radradra’s current contract with Bordeaux is nearing its end and he has been linked with a move to Premiership outfit Bristol.
When asked what his next move in rugby union would be, Radradra said: “Nobody knows.
“This is the last year of my contract with Bordeaux, my agent is looking after the rest. He will look at the best offers and we will see. I’m only focused on rugby.
“I like this Bordeaux team, I found a family here. This club gave me a great opportunity, and helped me discover my talent and allowed me to become the player I am today.
“But in the end, it’s a story of business. I must also consider my family. I will look at the best options available to me, and I will make my choice.”