Updated statement regarding Blake Ferguson

The Canberra Raiders support the actions of the NRL in regard to standing Blake Ferguson down from Origin and will meet with Blake and the board in the next 24 hours to determine the clubs’ outcome for his future.

“We recognise this process is going to involve discussions with the NRL and also the need for the club to continue to send a strong message in this area,” Raiders CEO Don Furner said.

“We have been in constant consultation with the NRL integrity unit and will continue to work with them to determine the best course of action for Blake, the Raiders and the NRL.

“There are steps which need to be taken before an outcome can be reached and we will aim to resolve the situation as soon as we can for our members, sponsors and supporters.

“The Club is also conscious of its responsibilities to the player and will continue to provide the appropriate level of support and counselling for Blake.”

Until this process is complete the Raiders will not be making any further comment.