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Semi Radradra pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

Parramatta Eels wing and Australian rugby league international, Semi Radradra has pleaded not guilty to three charges of domestic violence against his former partner. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 24-year-old said nothing to a large media pack as he arrived at a Sydney court this morning and a supporter was heard to yell in the […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 5, 2016 4:32 pm

Parramatta Eels wing and Australian rugby league international, Semi Radradra has pleaded not guilty to three charges of domestic violence against his former partner.

Semi Radradra, right, charged with domestic violence arrives at Parramatta Local Court with an unidentified man this morning. (Getty Image)
Semi Radradra, right, charged with domestic violence arrives at Parramatta Local Court with an unidentified man this morning. (Getty Image)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 24-year-old said nothing to a large media pack as he arrived at a Sydney court this morning and a supporter was heard to yell in the background leave him alone.

Radradra was charged with domestic violence-related assault causing actual bodily harm and two counts of domestic violence-related common assault.

The court this morning granted Radradra continuing bail and adjourned the case until August 16.

However, the magistrate said that Radradra did not need to appear if there was a legal representative there on his behalf.

Parramatta Eels wing and Australian rugby league international, Semi Radradra has been charged with alleged domestic violence offences after being arrested at the Sydney Airport after arriving from Fiji yesterday.

Fiji-born and Parramatta Eels Wing Semi Radradra. (Kirk Gilmour/SMH)
Fiji-born and Parramatta Eels Wing Semi Radradra. (Kirk Gilmour/SMH)

ABC News reports that the 24-year-old was arrested and questioned.

It is alleged that a 24-year-old woman made a complaint against Radradra on Tuesday night, alleging she was assaulted on multiple at the couples Parramatta home.

Police said he had since been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm domestic violence, and two counts of common assault domestic violence.

He was also served with an apprehended violence order.

Radradra was released on conditional bail and is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.

The allegations relate to a past relationship, and the assaults allegedly took place in 2014 and 2015.

Former NRL and NFL player Jarryd Hayne flew into Sydney on the same flight as Radradra for a medical check and will return on Monday.

Hayne told ABC News that it was a coincidence he was on the same flight, but it gave him the chance to share some advice with Radradra.

HAYNE: “When I called the guys at Fiji Airways today, they said, ‘you wouldn’t believe but Semi’s on your same flight’. I said ‘no way’, that’s why I put that tweet out saying, ‘God’s up to something.”

HAYNE: “I spoke to him and from all accounts he’s coming back here and he’ll be playing on the weekend. It was good to spend time with Semi and I hadn’t obviously been able to catch up with him due to our training programs. It was great to just sit at the airport and just really go into a good conversation with him and just try to help him out as much as I can. I’m more worried about the person himself than the athlete … I think that’s the most important thing.”

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