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As a result of the meeting the board decided to terminate the contract of Josh Dugan effective immediately.
Blake Ferguson will remain at the club, but is stood down from playing with the Raiders indefinitely.
Ferguson will be required to continue counselling he was currently undertaking, until he has shown satisfactory progress to the clubs coaching staff and management before he is reinstated. Ferguson has also received a suspended fine of $10,000.
Raiders CEO Don Furner said the decision to terminate Dugan’s contract comes after a number of breaches.
“After being presented with a number of breaches in club policy by Josh the board decided that they had no choice but to terminate his NRL contract,” Furner said. “The Club must take into account our players, members and Sponsors and the damage to our clubs brand.
“Blake Ferguson will remain with the club, but will be stood down from playing until he has shown progress in a number of areas.”