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Bristol Bears Nab Radradra

The Daily Mail reported that he will earn around £500,000 (FJ$1.4m) per year as a ‘marquee’ player.
29 Nov 2019 15:27
Bristol Bears Nab Radradra
Semi Radradra

 

Bristol Bears rugby director of rugby Pat Lam has hailed the English club’s acquisition of Semi Radradra, a player he considers as ‘one of the best in the world.’

Radradra, who can play centre or wing, will join the Gallagher Premiership club from French Top 14 side Bordeaux in 2020 on a three-year deal.

The Daily Mail reported that he will earn around £500,000 (FJ$1.4m) per year as a ‘marquee’ player.

The 27-year-old starred for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, scoring two tries and making more than 100 metres per game with possession.

The Somosomo, Taveuni, native reportedly turned down several offers from National Rugby League (NRL) clubs, including the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Rabbitohs, in favour of the Bristol deal.

“There is no doubt that Semi is one of the best players in the world – he’s truly a world class performer and we are so excited about what he can do for the team,” Lam told Bristol media.

“I got to know Semi well at the Barbarians and we were blown away by his professionalism and dedication. He is world class because of the relentless work and preparation he puts into his game, day in day out.

“He’s an unstoppable force and we are looking forward to seeing him light up the competition for the next three seasons.”

Radradra said: “I’m looking forward to coming to be playing under Pat Lam at Bristol Bears.

“They are one of the most exciting teams in Europe right now and the way that they are doing things is making everybody take notice.

“I visited the world class facilities at Ashton Gate and saw the progress of the new training ground – it’s a fantastic club to be joining with a bright future ahead.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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