Radradra in court to­day on do­mes­tic violence charges

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Semi Radradra’s fu­ture in the NRL goes on the line to­day with the Par­ra­matta flyer due back in court on charges of do­mes­tic violence. The 24-year-old has pleaded not guilty to two counts of com­mon as­sault and one count of caus­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm in re­la­tion to al­leged in­ci­dents in­volv­ing his es­tranged part­ner, Pe­rina Ting.

It fol­lows al­le­ga­tions from Ting that she was the vic­tim of three at­tacks in 2014 and 2015, in­clud­ing claims that she was as­saulted when she was nine months preg­nant.

Off con­tract at the end of 2017, both Par­ra­matta and Radradra have put fu­ture talks on hold un­til the mat­ter is re­solved. Radradra was also re­cently de­nied the chance to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Four Na­tions tour­na­ment in the United King­dom.

While it is nor­mal prac­tice to al­low play­ers a pre­sump­tion of in­no­cence, NRL boss Todd Green­berg ruled Radradra was in­el­i­gi­ble for Kan­ga­roo se­lec­tion. Green­berg said at the time: “We don’t want ei­ther him or the team to be dis­tracted by this mat­ter and have de­cided he will not be el­i­gi­ble for se­lec­tion on this oc­ca­sion.” Radradra will also miss a planned camp on the NSW Cen­tral Coast with his team­mates this week as he at­tempts to clear his name. -Daily Tele­graph

Semi Radradra

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