Blake Ferguson, Curtis Scott, where are they playing, Thirlmere Roosters, what money are they earning

Ex-NRL star Blake Ferguson will make his rugby league return with the same country club that has signed Raiders discard Curtis Scott.

Eight members of the Thirlmere Roosters Old Boys network handed back their memberships in protest at the club’s decision to sign Scott, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Scott is due to face court in August, where his lawyer has said he will plead not guilty to domestic violence charges from 2018.

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The charges include two counts of intentionally choking a person and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Scott’s signing had already angered Thirlmere members and now there’s set to be controversy after recruiting Ferguson.

Ferguson only recently returned to Australia after spending 29 days in a Japanese jail following his arrest for cocaine possession.

Some Thirlmere Old Boys expressed surprise given the ex-Roosters, Sharks, Raiders and Eels star was signed given his dramas in Tokyo.

Curtis Scott and Blake Ferguson have signed with the same club.Source: FOX SPORTS

Ferguson’s first game will be this Sunday against Group Six rivals, Picton, who boast former Kangaroos forward Tony Williams.

Scott has started training with the club and has been spotted at the local pub. He and Ferguson are understood to be earning around $2000 a game.

A former Canberra and Melbourne centre, Scott, still only 24, has endured a rocky career punctuated with off-field issues before the Raiders terminated his contract after a nightclub incident last August.

He was close to signing with Parramatta for the 2022 NRL season before his arrest on domestic violence charges, for which the NRL has refused to register his contract.

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“Everyone deserves a second chance but I don’t think they should have signed him. How many chances has he had? That’s our main beef, a source close to the Thirlmere Old Boys said.

“We have all pulled out of the Old Boys. It’s separate (entity) to the Thirlmere football club but half the money we raise goes back to the club. There are eight Old Boys who have already pulled out and I think more will follow.

“But as long as the club doesn’t lose any sponsorship money – and unless the whole Old Boys movement walks away — then Thirlmere will probably keep him.

“Curtis needs to spend two or three years working like the rest of us and then he might come back and appreciate being paid 500 grand a year. There are a few guys at the club that love him, apparently he’s popular after training at the pub.”

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