Blake Ferguson was once rated as one of the greatest wingers in the NRL competition.
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 NSWL.com.
That being said, the 31-year-old has now decided to swap codes and give the 15-a-side code a try, signing for the NEC Green Rockets in Japan Rugby League One.
Ferguson will play for the Rockets alongside former Newcastle Knights outside back Gehamat Shibasaki.
The elusive winger had previously confirmed on Triple M recently that he was eyeing a switch to rugby union.
“I’m at that point in my career where I’m looking for opportunity,” he said.
“I haven’t made a decision. Rugby is something I do want to try. I played it as a school kid.”
Ferguson had played almost 250 games in the NRL with spells at Cronulla Sharks, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and finally Parramatta.