The Parramatta Eels CEO Bevan Paul has provided the following comment regarding the exclusion of Semi Radradra from the Australian team yesterday.

“Parramatta Eels continue to support and assist Semi Radradra and his ex-partner as they work through a difficult period.”

“We have been in contact with Semi since the announcement yesterday and he is looking forward to returning to the Club for preseason training in November.”

“The Club would like to emphasise that Semi has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges against him and he is entitled to the presumption of innocence.”

“The Parramatta Eels have recently increased resources in the area of player welfare and support and implemented a number of initiatives to assist with the wellbeing of our players and their families.”