Blake Ferguson sacked by Japanese rugby club without playing a game after drugs arrest

Blake Ferguson sacked by Japanese rugby club without playing a game after drugs arrest

By Dhanjay Deo
Monday 03/01/2022
Former NRL star Blake Ferguson has been sacked by his Japanese rugby club three days after he was arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine in Tokyo. Photo: Getty Images

Former NRL star Blake Ferguson has been sacked by his Japanese rugby club three days after he was arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine in Tokyo.

Currently sitting in a jail cell as he waits for the legal process to move forward, Ferguson has been axed without playing a game for NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu.

After confirming yesterday that Ferguson had been arrested following an altercation at a Tokyo restaurant on December 30, the Japanese rugby club has now updated its statement on the matter, saying the player contract was canceled on January 2nd.

Drug possession is treated severely in Japan. Several rugby players have faced criminal charges in the nation in recent years for substance issues, with some handed suspended jail sentences.

Ferguson was due to make his debut for NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu next month after pulling the trigger on a code switch as his contract with the Eels came to an end last season.

He had spoken about the potential of representing the Wallabies but that dream now appears dashed.

Source: nine.com.au


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