Eels' star Semi Radradra forced to surrender passport over domestic violence charges

Radrada was facing the possibility of being issued an arrest warrant over his non- appearance in a Sydney court on domestic violence charges on Monday.

Semi Radradra has been forced to surrender his passport after he appeared in Parramatta Local Court this morning.

Radradra arrived in Fiji late last week with the Eels' permission to visit his ill father, who is suffering with pulmonary tuberculosis.

He demanded that more evidence of his father's condition be provided or a warrant for Radradra's arrest would be issued.

Parramatta Eels player Semi Radradra who is charged with domestic violence at Parramatta Local Court in July.

After missing a court date because he was back home in Fiji this week, Radradra returned to Sydney on Tuesday night.

Radradra's manager George Christodoulou was quick to deny the deal was done, saying Toulon had "jumped the gun" in declaring the signature.

"Ideally we were hoping to have his court hearing finalised today which would have subsequently enabled us to proceed with negotiating and finalising his playing future".

The club described him as a "true star" in its announcement, touting his try-scoring abilities, confirming a deal of one year, with an extra year option.

Gurr staunchly refuted the French rugby powerhouse's announcement on Monday they had secured Radradra's signature for the 2017-18 Top 14 season, adamant the Eels meant to hold onto their prized winger at least until his contract expired at the end of 2017.

The offences were allegedly committed against his former partner Perina Ting in Parramatta between October 2014 and May 2015.

The police officer in charge of the investigation had been notified of Radradra's need to leave the country, and his bail had previously been relaxed to allow him to travel overseas.