Tokyo Olympics: Fiji include ex-NRL superstar Semi Radradra for defence of sevens gold medal

Fiji's defence of their Olympic sevens gold medal has received a major boost, with former NRL flyer Semi Radradra selected for Tokyo.

Radradra, 29, will add the Olympics to his list of international achievements, after making his name with Parramatta Eels, representing Fiji in both rugby union and rugby league, and Australia in league.

In 94 appearances for the Eels, Radradra scored 82 tries, departing at the end of 2017 to pursue rugby union in Europe.

Radradra has since played for Toulon and Bordeaux in the French Top 14, and is now with Bristol Bears in the English Premiership, under the tutelage of Kiwi Pat Lam.

The switch to rugby has also included a stint in sevens, where he has made 15 appearances for the reigning Olympic champions since his debut in 2011.

Radradra's sevens experience includes victory at the London leg of the 2018 World Sevens Series, scoring three tries across the tournament, as Fiji defeated South Africa 21-17 in the final.

"I know him as an individual, an athlete, and he keeps himself in a supreme condition, which is why he always wins the battle," coach Gareth Baber says. 

"He is blessed to have the skill level of a sevens player, even though he predominantly plays 15s, and has done remarkable work for us when he played for us, either in sevens or 15s code."

Baber has also included Europe-based stars Aminiasi Tuimaba of Pau and Filimoni Botitu of Castres.

Sevens veteran Jerry Tuwai will captain the 12-man squad, as they bid to defend their historic gold medal at Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Fiji Sevens: Napolioni Bolaca, Vilimoni Botitu, Meli Derenalagi, Iosefo Masi, Waisea Nacuqu, Kalione Nasoko, Semi Radradra, Aminiasi Tuimaba, Asaeli Tuivuaka, Jerry Tuwai (c), Josua Vakurinabili, Jiuta Wainiqolo