Blake Ferguson: Leigh boss Adrian Lam confirms interest in former NRL star

Josh McAllister
Blake Ferguson

Leigh Centurions head coach Adrian Lam says he is ‘definitely interested’ in the potential of signing free agent Blake Ferguson.

Ferguson, 32, has been linked with a move back to rugby league following his short stint in Japan.

He made the move to rugby union side Green Rockets following the 2021 NRL season. However, his trip to Japan ended in a 29-day jail spell after reportedly being caught in possession of cocaine.

He was subsequently released from his contract and is currently a free agent.

Ferguson is rumoured to be open to a move to England, and Championship side Leigh are interested in his services.

Lam confirms Blake Ferguson interest

“It’s someone that we’d be interested in, for sure,” said Leigh Centurions head coach Lam.

“I’ve had Blake Ferguson at the Kangaroos in the past. He’s a quality person.

“I know he’s got a few little issues around him of late, but in regards to the rugby side of things, he’d certainly lift the team here and it is a name and a face we’d be interested in for sure.”

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The winger has made more than 200 career appearances in the NRL across spells with Cronulla Sharks, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels.

He has also won seven caps for Australia and has represented New South Wales between 2013-2017.

The Indigenous All Stars representative made his NRL debut in 2009 with the Sharks. He joined Canberra ahead of the 2011 season and was the club’s top try-scorer that season.

He made his Origin debut in 2013 and joined Sydney Roosters for the 2015 campaign.

His latest NRL stint came with the Eels, where he enjoyed three seasons from 2019 to 2021. His final game for the club came in the 2021 Finals in the defeat against Penrith Panthers.

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