With Semi Radradra expected to take up an offer in European rugby for the 2017/18 season,  Parramatta Eels  coach Brad Arthur says young First Nations flyer Bevan French (pictured) will play at fullback in the upcoming NRL season.

French was a revelation for the Eels in 2016 on the wing but there has been speculation that the club will play former Titan Josh Hoffman at the back.

Arthur though says with plenty of work being done on his fitness, he expects French to find a home in the No.1 jersey for 2017.