International rugby winger remains in prison following arrest - Ruck

International rugby winger remains in prison following arrest

Blake Ferguson yet to leave Japan jail almost a month after ‘drugs arrest’.

The 31-year-old Australian, who was a team-mate of Wales international Jake Ball, is alleged to have been found in possession of cocaine following his arrest on December 30.

the arrest led to the termination of his contract before he had a chance to play a minute of competitive rugby, leading to doubts as to whether any union outfit will take him on.

Fox Sports reported Ferguson’s management team are hard at work attempting to get the New South Walian home, but he remains behind bars more than three weeks following his arrest.

Japanese authorities take a no-tolerance approach when it comes to drug charges, with drug possession charges in Japan carrying a maximum of up to five years in prison.


5 rugby stars who went to prison and where they were locked up

Here, RUCK looks at five players who fell foul of the law and the events that occurred in their lives that sent them into prison.

#1. Jarryd Hayne (Fiji Sevens)

Former Fiji Sevens player Hayne was jailed for five years and nine months for sexual assault back in May 2021. 

Last March, a jury found 33-year-old Hayne guilty of attacking a 26-year-old woman in her home in 2018.

He will have to serve a minimum of three years and eight months before being eligible for parole.


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