Radradra dou­ble in western show­down

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - CHRIS­TIAN NICOLUSSI

PAR­RA­MATTA’S gi­ant Fi­jian winger Semi Radradra last night bagged a dou­ble to help the Eels to a 28- 16 vic­tory over the Wests Tigers.

The vic­tory helped keep Par­ra­matta’s fi­nals hopes alive.

For Radradra, it was his fifth straight game where he had bagged at least a dou­ble.

His tally now stands at a whop­ping 16 tries in only 10 games.

Had the flyer not bro­ken down with a knee in­jury and missed six weeks ear­lier this sea­son, you have to won­der if the Eels would be sit­ting a lit­tle higher up the lad­der than they are.

As it stands, they’re now eleventh, but more im­por­tantly just one win out­side the eight.

They have racked up three on the trot and go into the bye round on a high. The thought of Radradra ter­ror­is­ing op­po­nents on his left wing for the re­main­ing two months will also give the long- suf­fer­ing Eels fans rea­son to be­lieve.

This Monday night en­counter be­tween two proud western Syd­ney clubs drew a crowd of 15,347.

The only two things they would have went home know­ing was Radradra is a freak when it comes to scor­ing tries, and the Tigers would be in for an ex­tra long fi­nal two months of the sea­son if they didn’t have full­back James Tedesco.

Radradra is a Fi­jian, but has ex­pressed his de­sire re­peat­edly to play for NSW.

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