Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have shot down any interest in recruiting Blake Ferguson, despite the wayward Canberra Raiders star being spotted at the club’s Redfern training venue on Tuesday.

Ferguson was spotted at Redfern Oval as Souths prepared to train on Tuesday, sitting in the car of Grayson Goodwin – brother of Rabbitohs back Bryson Goodwin.

Cronulla is Ferguson’s most likely destination should he leave Canberra and avoid deregistration, with the NRL Integrity Unit also monitoring his situation. He has also been linked to the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs.

Asked if the Rabbitohs were interested in Ferguson, Souths chief executive Shane Richardson was emphatic. ”No, none whatsoever. Can I be more specific or explicit than that?” Richardson said. ”There’s no interest at all in any way, shape or form.

”Why he was driving past with Grayson Goodwin I have no idea … there’s never been any conversation here, his name hasn’t been brought up once by anyone in our recruitment.

”It is a dead, final, no.”

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