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Former Super League target Blake Ferguson arrested on drugs charge

Blake Ferguson’s rugby union career could be over before it has even started after allegedly being arrested on allegations of the possession of cocaine.

Ferguson once had the NRL world at his feet after storming onto the scene as a fleet-footed, tough-as-boots winger.

But, at the end of the 2021 NRL season, Ferguson was let go by the Parramatta Eels after three seasons, scoring 24 tries in 57 games, and helping the club to the finals in all three years.

Though his NRL career had been thought over before the season actually finished, Ferguson had been linked with a move to rugby union as well as to Super League, with a number of sides thought to be eyeing him up, according to

That being said, the 31-year-old had decided to swap codes and give the 15-a-side code a try, signing for the NEC Green Rockets in Japan Rugby League One, but that move now looks to be in jeopardy following the allegations first broadcast by League Unlimited.

Ferguson was set to play for the Rockets alongside former Newcastle Knights outside back Gehamat Shibasaki.

But, the Green Rockets have confirmed that they are assisting police with their enquiries after being made aware of the arrest.

“Blake Ferguson, a contract player belonging to NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu, was arrested on December 30 on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs,” the club said.

“We deeply apologise for causing a great deal of concern and inconvenience to everyone involved.

Ferguson had played almost 250 games in the NRL with spells at Cronulla Sharks, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and finally Parramatta.

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