Fijian flyer re-signs with the Eels

Semi Radradra

He might still be learning about the game and developing as a player but the sheer strength and raw ability of Semi Radradra have been on show for the past couple of seasons.

Causing havoc down the flanks so far in 2014, the NRL’s leading try-scorer has opted to stay with the Parramatta Eels and sign a new four-year deal.

Highly rated by many Eels fans in terms of his attacking ability, the new deal means the former Fijian rugby union player will remain with the club until 2018.

Given how highly rated he is and how far he has come, Eels CEO Scott Seward knows how crucial he is for the club moving forward.

“Semi has quickly become a cult figure for Eels Members and fans, and his improvement on the field since he joined the club has been remarkable,” Mr Seward said.

“It’s great to see the club holding on to key players for the future, and we’re delighted to have Semi in Blue and Gold.”

2014 is Semi’s first full season in the NRL and whilst he is impressing, coach Brad Arthur knows that the Fijian is still learning about the game as he goes along.

“Semi’s an exciting player who is a definite crowd-pleaser and has great finishing abilities,” Arthur said.

“He’s been working hard to adjust to rugby league since signing with the Eels and he’s a valuable part of the side.”

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