The 2027 Rugby World Cup in Australia is still a possibility for Semi Radradra.
Radradra revealed to FBC Sports that the game against England may not have been the last we saw him at a World Cup.
The 31-year-old believes he can still be there in 2027 if he continues to work hard.
“It’s a good question you know, but you never know, I’m going to keep trying to work hard you know, stay focus, stay fit and leave it all to the Lord, if there’s a chance again then I’ll raise my hand again for the white jersey.”
Radradra will feature for French Top 14 side Lyon this season.
He departed Bristol Bears at the conclusion of the 2022/23 Premiership season.
The Somosomo villager from Taveuni joined Bristol from Bordeaux-Begles in July 2020.
Meanwhile, Racing 92 have blamed Tom Curry’s “violent” no-arms tackle on Josua Tuisova in England’s game against Fiji on Sunday as the reason for the centre being ruled out through injury.
Tuisova received treatment on the field during the World Cup quarter-final following a low ‘chop’ tackle by Curry, which was penalised for a no-arms tackle 18 minutes into the match, but continued playing until he was replaced by Iosefo Masi in the 72nd minute.
On Tuesday, Racing took the unusual step of citing the “violent tackle without the arms of the English No 7” as the cause for Tuisova’s left-knee injury, in a press release that confirmed Tuisova’s unavailability with no expected return date.
Tuisova is now set to meet with specialists over the coming days to determine the extent of his injury, with his club wishing him a speedy recovery.
Curry was penalised at the time by referee Mathieu Raynal, with the television match official Ben Whitehouse also reviewing the incident and both parties settling on no further punishment for the England flanker.
Curry has not been cited for the no-arms tackle on Tuisova and also avoided any sanction for a possible high tackle later in the first half on Levani Botia. He was previously suspended for England’s matches against Japan and Chile after being sent off in England’s opening game of the Rugby World Cup against Argentina.
Tuisova, one of Fiji’s world-class players, was player of the match for Fiji in the pool win over Australia, which helped send the side into the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the second time in their history.
He signed for Racing 92 earlier this year after spending four years with Lyon, having previously broken through in France during his time with Toulon.
Racing now will hope to have their new signing back available for their Top 14 campaign and in time for their opening game of the Champions Cup against Harlequins on10 December.
SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/TELEGRAPH UK/PACNEWS