Fiji's Radradra tests positive to COVID-19

Fiji rugby captain and former Parramatta NRL star Semi Radradra is set to miss his country's upcoming Test against France after testing positive for COVID-19.

SEMI RADRADRA of the Eels celebrates after he scores a try during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.
SEMI RADRADRA of the Eels celebrates after he scores a try during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Fiji's new rugby captain Semi Radradra is the latest sports star to test positive for COVID-19, ahead of a Test match against France on Monday.

The 28-year-old was tested upon arrival at the Flying Fijians' tournament base in France on Friday and returned a positive sample.

The former Parramatta NRL star has since been isolated from the team and, according to a statement by Fijian Rugby, is showing no symptoms.

Chief executive John O'Connor confirmed Radradra, who was this week named for the first time as captain of the national side, had tested negative before joining the squad pre-camp and in subsequent tests.

"As part of the COVID-19 tournament protocols, the player has been isolated and is being monitored by our medical team," he said.

The entire Fiji team has undergone a final round of testing and is awaiting results before they play France at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes on Monday.