Semi Radradra’s return to rugby league is over for the time being after he signed a deal with Premiership Rugby side Bristol Bears.

The Fijian flyer left rugby league in 2017 after five years with Parramatta Eels. He decided to switch codes and moved to Toulon in France before then signing for Bordeaux.

Speculation had been rife that the 27-year-old was ready to end his time in rugby union and return to the NRL.

This is now not the case as he has agreed a three-year deal with the Bears and the former Dally M winger of the year is expected to put bums on seats at Ashton Gate.

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Radradra, who scored 82 tries in 94 appearances for the Eels, said: “I’m looking forward to coming to the Premiership and 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. I can’t wait to get started and contributing to the Bristol Bears vision.”