3 May 2016

Sport: Fiji Bati confident they can cover Radradra loss

12:08 pm on 3 May 2016

Fiji's rugby league team say they have the ability to cater for the loss of Semi Radradra.

The Former Bati player was controversially selected in the Australian squad for the upcoming test against New Zealand, meaning he was unable to be picked for Fiji's test against Papua New Guinea.

But coach Mick Potter said the likes of Sisa Waqa, Akuila Uate and Kevin Naiqama will be able to cover for the loss.

"It's another opportunity for someone else to be able to fill the void," he said.

"There is always someone else that's going to fill the void and those guys can certainly do that. We're not, or Fiji is not short of quality outside backs."

Former Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter will take charge of Fiji for the Pacific Test in May.

Fiji Bati coach Mick Potter Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Potter said the selection issue has hardly been discussed and the squad doesn't bear any bad feelings towards Radradra.

He said the squad wished him the best.

"It's a really good thing that a Fijian (playing) rugby league is considered the best winger in Australia," Potter said. "

"To be picked for Australia, it's not good luck for Semi, it's just probably a lot of hard work from him and he should accept his rewards and take it with open arms. I think everyone feels the same and no one begrudges him here. That's the feel I get."