Blake Ferguson will make a sensational return to rugby league.
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 NSWL.com.
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 has now been vetoed by the club in light of the incident, according to Stuff newspaper.
“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, but he will now ply his trade for local side Thirlmere Old Boys as he hunts for a big NRL reunion.