Radradra scores first rugby union try for Toulon


radradraaSEMI Radradra has wasted no time making an impact in his second rugby union outing for Toulon.

The former Parramatta star scored the first try of his professional rugby career, with his first touch of the game and just 62 seconds into Saturday’s match.

The Fijiaan flyer’s effort was reminiscent of some of his best in the NRL as he received the ball inside his own half and exploded through the defensive line untouched.

Radrada continued to terrorise the defence, pulling off a monstrous fend on a rampaging run down the sideline early in the second half.

While Radradra’s try gave Toulon the perfect start, they were made to work hard for a nailbiting 30-29 win over Treviso.

The underdogs thought they had claimed a famous victory when Irish fly-half Ian McKinley, wearing trademark goggles to protect the eye injury he suffered as a student seven years ago, had knocked over his fifth penalty of the day in the 79th minute.

However French fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc kicked a last-minute penalty to spare Toulon’s blushes.