Josh Dugan fired by Canberra Raiders

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Last updated 15:22 14/03/2013
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FIRED: Josh Dugan has been left go by the Canberra Raiders.

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Erratic NRL star Josh Dugan is on the open market after being sacked by the Canberra Raiders.

The Raiders board voted to axe Dugan at a meeting on Thursday after repeated breaches of the club's code of conduct, including being photographed drinking while injured after Canberra's loss to Penrith on Sunday.

Addressing the media on Thursday, Canberra chief executive Don Furner also announced centre Blake Ferguson had been fined $10,000 and will continue undergoing counselling.

Ferguson, who is not injured, was also photographed drinking with Dugan and has been a repeat offender with off-field incidents.

Furner refused to confirm Ferguson is on his final warning. 

Former NSW Origin representative Dugan has missed every training session since the Raiders' disappointing round one loss to Penrith, and Furner said the board had no other choice but to terminate his contract.

Rival NRL clubs Penrith, St George Illawarra, Gold Coast and Brisbane are reportedly interested in securing fullback Dugan, with French rugby also an option.

NRL chief executive David Smith and ARLC Commissioner John Grant were present at the board meeting.

Furner said he will continue to liaise with the NRL about whether Dugan is allowed to simply take up an offer at another NRL club.

He said the club was aware Dugan wouldn't personally front the board meeting this morning because he was resigned to his fate.

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